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Alma, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Alma had a population of 868 as of July 1, 2017. Alma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 39.0157 and longitude -96.2878 in Wabaunsee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wabaunsee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

The City of Alma (GNIS ID: 2393926) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Alma is located within Township of Alma, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wabaunsee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alma, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 868
Daytime Population: Workers 705
Daytime Population: Residents 406
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,111
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 843
Population in Familes 687
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,504
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $41,550
Average Household Income $53,363
Per Capita Income $22,581


Total Housing Units 407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $108,173
Average Home Value $141,459


Total Households 358
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.57%
Households 0.63% 0.55%
Families 1.19% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Alma, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 224 67th
Population Density # 109 84th
Diversity Index # 295 56th
Median Household Income # 536 20th
Per Capita Income # 557 17th

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