Alma, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 267 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +49.2%
Males: 166  (62.5%)
Females: 101  (37.5%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Colorado median age:  36.4 years

Zip code: 80420

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,930 (it was $41,563 in 2000)
Alma:

$45,930
CO:

$58,823

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,665 (it was $25,165 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $274,915 (it was $132,000 in 2000)
Alma:

$274,915
CO:

$240,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,114.

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  • Races in Alma, CO (2010)

    Alma races chart
    • 24490.4%White alone
    • 197.0%Hispanic
    • 41.5%Two or more races
    • 20.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Black alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alma: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.0%), English (13.2%), Scottish (11.7%), Irish (10.7%), Welsh (4.6%), Russian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 12/2/1873

Elevation: 10353 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 781 people per square mile   (low).

Alma, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Alma:

  • High school or higher: 100.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alma town:

  • Never married: 53.0%
  • Now married: 25.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Colorado:

9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,198 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,165 (0.4%)

Alma satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (59.0 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (60.2 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (519.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Fairplay, CO (2.3 miles ), Blue River, CO (3.2 miles ), Leadville, CO (3.5 miles ), Leadville North, CO (3.6 miles ), Breckenridge, CO (3.7 miles ), Copper Mountain, CO (4.0 miles ), Frisco, CO (4.5 miles ), Red Cliff, CO (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $245,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $237,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $237,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.28 N, Longitude: 106.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 719

Alma household income distribution Alma home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+26.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Average climate in Alma, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alma-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the Alma town center .

On 6/13/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 61.1 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Alma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 133% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 518.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from Alma center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 385.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 612.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 178.1 miles away from Alma center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 244.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Park County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alma:

  • ST VINCENT HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LEADVILLE, CO)
  • ST VINCENT HOSPITAL GENERAL DISTRICT Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LEADVILLE, CO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:

  • Colorado School of Mines (about 56 miles; Golden, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 58 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 60 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 61 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 6,619)
  • Community College of Denver (about 65 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 65 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 66 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)

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Notable locations in Alma: North - West Fire Protection District Station 1 (A), Alma Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Buckskin Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 72.5. This is about average.

City:

72.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 47.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

47.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

20.2

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.0102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alma and their reported violations in the past:

ALMA TOWN OF (Population served: 275, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.2%
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  41.6%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alma compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Colorado average:

11.4

Alma travel time to work - commute Alma mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (30%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Utility gas (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alma town (based on Park County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,09412
Catholic7002
Mainline Protestant1872
Other912
Orthodox21
None14,132-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Park County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Park County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Park County:

16.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.8%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,558$54,6960$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$200
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$712
Streets and Highways 1$2,314$27,7680$0
Water Supply 1$4,558$54,6960$0
Totals for Government 3$11,430$45,7202$912

10.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.41%
Colorado average:

9.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, CO  2.15% ($44,530 average AGI)
from Summit County, CO  0.80% ($33,372)
from Denver County, CO  0.71% ($33,237)


10.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.95%
Colorado average:

9.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, CO  2.25% ($42,421 average AGI)
to Denver County, CO  0.85% ($32,957)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.67% ($45,944)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alma:

  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZW (1430 AM; 10 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alma:

  • K300AE (107.9 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K207CK (89.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: SUMMIT PUBLIC RADIOSUMMIT FOUNDATION)
  • K202CV (88.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KBVC (104.1 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: HEADWATERS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KYSL (93.9 FM; FRISCO, CO; Owner: KRYSTAL BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • K208DP (89.5 FM; NATHROP, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MTN PUBLIC B/CAST HOUSE INC)
  • KSBV (93.7 FM; SALIDA, CO; Owner: ARKANSAS VALLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • K276AA (103.1 FM; SALIDA & BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: CHAFFEE CTY. TV TRANSLATOR ASSOC.)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • K213AT (90.5 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alma:

  • K02GX (Channel 2; ALMA, CO; Owner: TOWN OF ALMA)
  • K06DA (Channel 6; ALMA, CO; Owner: TOWN OF ALMA)
  • K11GM (Channel 11; LEADVILLE, CO; Owner: LAKE COUNTY TV-FM,INC.)
  • K03CD (Channel 3; LEADVILLE, CO; Owner: LAKE COUNTY TV-FM, INC.)
  • K05CK (Channel 5; LEADVILLE, CO; Owner: LAKE COUNTY TV-FM, INC.)
  • K13GI (Channel 13; LEADVILLE, CO; Owner: LAKE COUNTY TV-FM,INC.)
  • K08ER (Channel 8; LEADVILLE, CO; Owner: LAKE COUNTY TV FM, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $375,000Total costs
  • 7,500Total average daily traffic
  • 639Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,000Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Cindy Phillips, 15 Buckskin Road (Lat: 39.283694 Lon: -106.063194), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 12.1 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E
  • Cindy Phillips, 15 Buckskin Road (Lat: 39.283694 Lon: -106.063194), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 12.1 m
    Registrant: 7207337854, Cphillips@commnetwireless.Com, 1562 NORTH PARK STREET, SUITE E

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 41
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Alma

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alma, CO

Businesses in Alma, CO

  • U-Haul: 1
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