Alma, Georgia

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Population in 2019: 3,380 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 
Males: 1,712  (50.7%)
Females: 1,668  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

32.8 years
Georgia median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 31510.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,488 (it was $20,324 in 2000)
Alma:

$30,488
GA:

$61,980

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,131 (it was $11,574 in 2000)

Alma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,188 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Alma:

$96,188
GA:

$202,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $117,112; detached houses: $120,348; mobile homes: $29,122

Median gross rent in 2019: $548.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alma: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.2%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alma, GA (2019)
    • 1,60145.7%Black alone
    • 1,58545.2%White alone
    • 1474.2%Two or more races
    • 1464.2%Hispanic
    • 290.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Alma detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Alma, Georgia as of December 02, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alma is 102 to 1.


Crime rates in Alma by year

Type

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.1)
2
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(85.1)
4
(116.4)
8
(227.8)
7
(197.7)
2
(56.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.2)
3
(84.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(312.0)
6
(174.7)
6
(170.8)
12
(339.0)
8
(226.7)
10
(282.8)
11
(311.8)
11
(310.0)
4
(112.0)
3
(86.1)
2
(58.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(340.3)
18
(524.0)
11
(313.2)
25
(706.2)
14
(396.7)
15
(424.2)
14
(396.8)
15
(422.8)
18
(504.2)
21
(602.4)
8
(232.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
76
(2,155)
34
(989.8)
45
(1,281)
43
(1,215)
45
(1,275)
52
(1,471)
77
(2,183)
120
(3,382)
61
(1,709)
65
(1,865)
36
(1,047)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
147
(4,169)
89
(2,591)
110
(3,132)
113
(3,192)
158
(4,477)
195
(5,515)
202
(5,726)
156
(4,397)
161
(4,510)
123
(3,528)
69
(2,007)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(283.6)
4
(116.4)
12
(341.7)
5
(141.2)
5
(141.7)
2
(56.6)
9
(255.1)
15
(422.8)
12
(336.1)
10
(286.9)
6
(174.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A1
(29.1)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.0)
1
(28.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index570.1490.8652.3625.1472.4497.7575.1702.9528.6498.3231.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Alma, GA

Crime rate in Alma detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 12 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Georgia average:

1.98
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Ancestries: American (14.8%), Irish (3.7%), British (3.3%), Moroccan (2.3%), English (1.9%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 201 feet

Land area: 5.73 square miles.

Population density: 590 people per square mile   (low).

Alma, Georgia map

96 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America).

This city:

2.7%
Georgia:

10.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,447 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $713 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Savannah, GA (87.5 miles , pop. 131,510).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (97.1 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (714.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rockingham, GA (2.3 miles ),
Nicholls, GA (3.2 miles ),
Dixie Union, GA (3.4 miles ),
Satilla Creek, GA (3.4 miles ),
Bristol, GA (3.9 miles ),
West Green, GA (4.1 miles ),
Surrency-Thornton, GA (4.1 miles ),
Baxley, GA (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 31.54 N, Longitude: 82.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,893 (+54.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 577 (61.0%)

Area code: 912

Distribution of median household income in Alma, GA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alma, GA in 2019
Alma satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $79,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $350,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $330,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alma, GA residents
Average permit cost in Alma, GA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Georgia:

5.4%
Historical population in Alma, GA
Historical housing units in Alma, GA
Most common industries in Alma, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (17.7%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (19.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.1%)
  • Truck transportation (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (15.8%)
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Apparel (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Alma, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (6.4%)
  • Carpenters (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Food processing workers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)

Average climate in Alma, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00262. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00262
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Alma-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/18/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the Alma city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F3 tornado 30.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from Alma center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 274.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 285.3 miles away from Alma center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bacon County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Alma:

  • BACON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 302 SOUTH WAYNE STREET)
  • TWIN OAKS CONVALESCENT CENTER (301 S0UTH BAKER STREET)
  • DIALYSIS FACILITY OF ALMA INC (415 SOUTH DIXON STREET)

Airports located in Alma:

Operable nuclear power plants near Alma:

  • 18 miles: Edwin I. Hatch 1 and 2 in Baxley, GA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:

  • South Georgia State College (about 23 miles; Douglas, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,507)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 63 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 65 miles; Brunswick, GA; FT enrollment: 2,447)
  • Valdosta State University (about 69 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 70 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 74 miles; Statesboro, GA; FT enrollment: 18,824)
  • East Georgia State College (about 74 miles; Swainsboro, GA; FT enrollment: 2,345)

Public high school in Alma:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alma:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Alma Times is the legal organ for Alma, Bacon County. This weekly newspaper is published on Thursdays and is owned by SouthFire Publishing.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alma: Alma - Bacon County Fire Department (A), Bacon County Courthouse (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alma include: Church of God (A), Zion Chapel Baptist Church (B), Restored Mission Church (C), Mount Sinai Church of Jesus Christ (D), Gospel of the Kingdom Church (E), First Community Church (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G), Bead Street Holiness Church (H), Abundant Life Family Worship Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Lake Lure (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 406 Mercer Street), Superior Court Clerk (Recreation Areas; 502 West 12th Street).

Hotels: Best Inn (1049 South Pierce Street), Alma Days Inn (930 S Pierce St).

Courts: Clerk Of Court (502 West 12th), Judge Probate Court (502 West 12th).

Birthplace of: Daniel W. Lee - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Harry Crews - Novelist.

Bacon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

ALMA (Population served: 4,700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-1998), St Intentional no-action (AUG-27-2001)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.4%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
238 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
89 people in nursing homes in 2000
39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Alma (2011 data):

  • Alma Exchange Bank & Trust: at 501 West 12th Street, branch established on 1939/10/01; Drive-In Branch at U.S. Highway 1 And 18th Street, branch established on 1966/04/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $89.4 mil, Deposits: $80.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: South Banking Company
  • First National Bank South: at 423 West 12th Street, branch established on 1950/02/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $313.4 mil, Deposits: $274.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Bank Shares Of The South East, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Alma:

Marital status in Alma, GA
  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 7.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Alma:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Georgia average:

12.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Alma
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alma, GA (based on Bacon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,43727
Mainline Protestant3554
Black Protestant2382
Other2361
Catholic1581
None4,672-
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: 3
Bacon County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Bacon County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Bacon County:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Bacon County:

28.7%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.5%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
Georgia:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Alma:

29.1
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.9%
Georgia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alma:

11.8%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Alma:

34.9%
Georgia:

33.5%

General health condition:
Alma:

54.3%
Georgia:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
State:

80.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alma, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$36,190$36,1903$4,632
Financial Administration 4$18,582$55,7460$0
Streets and Highways 4$19,211$57,6330$0
Other Government Administration 3$16,953$67,8126$2,800
Police - Other 2$4,360$26,1601$1,151
Sewerage 2$8,000$48,0000$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,353$38,1184$1,997
Solid Waste Management 1$2,214$26,5681$880
Water Supply 1$1,984$23,8080$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$700
Totals for Government 31$113,848$44,07016$12,161

Alma government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $275,000 ($81.36)
    Police Protection: $112,000 ($33.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($3.25)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($1.78)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,055,000 ($312.13)
    Sewerage: $677,000 ($200.30)
    Water Utilities: $632,000 ($186.98)
    Regular Highways: $614,000 ($181.66)
    General - Other: $378,000 ($111.83)
    Financial Administration: $335,000 ($99.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $244,000 ($72.19)
    Central Staff Services: $222,000 ($65.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $183,000 ($54.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $59,000 ($17.46)
    Health - Other: $49,000 ($14.50)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000 ($6.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000 ($33.14)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $175,000 ($51.78)
    Other - General - Other: $154,000 ($45.56)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $44,000 ($13.02)
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($0.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $64,000 ($18.93)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($8.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $8,000 ($2.37)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($10.36)

Alma government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $770,000 ($227.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $278,000 ($82.25)
    Other: $39,000 ($11.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $527,000 ($155.92)
    General Local Government Support: $493,000 ($145.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $145,000 ($42.90)
    Fines and Forfeits: $103,000 ($30.47)
    General Revenue - Other: $40,000 ($11.83)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($10.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $314,000 ($92.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $68,000 ($20.12)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($4.44)
  • Tax - Property: $940,000 ($278.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $267,000 ($78.99)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $217,000 ($64.20)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $92,000 ($27.22)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $80,000 ($23.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $25,000 ($7.40)
    Other License: $9,000 ($2.66)

Alma government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,369,000 ($1588.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,124,000 ($1515.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $246,000 ($72.78)

Alma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,743,000 ($1107.40)
Businesses in Alma, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
Goodwill1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Alma:

  • WAJQ (1400 AM; 1 kW; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WUFE (1260 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKA (1310 AM; 4 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFNS (1350 AM; 3 kW; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MARMAC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLOP (1370 AM; 5 kW; JESUP, GA; Owner: JESUP BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alma:

  • WAJQ-FM (104.3 FM; ALMA, GA; Owner: BLUEBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBYZ (94.5 FM; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTH GEORGIA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WOKA-FM (106.7 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNR (102.5 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLPT (88.3 FM; JESUP, GA; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WPNG (101.9 FM; PEARSON, GA; Owner: KM RADIO OF PEARSON, L.L.C.)
  • WKUB (105.1 FM; BLACKSHEAR, GA; Owner: MATTOX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVOH-FM (93.5 FM; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alma:

  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGSA (Channel 34; BAXLEY, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN TV CORPORATION)
  • W54CW (Channel 54; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56DU (Channel 56; HAZLEHURST, GA; Owner: JEFF DAVIS BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Alma: Daniel W. Lee.

Alma fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Alma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.3mTotal length
  • $14,600,000Total costs
  • 35,860Total average daily traffic
  • 1,101Total average daily truck traffic
  • 53,790Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alma, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alma, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alma)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 128 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alma, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alma)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alma)

2010 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2010 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 78. The highest number of reported fires - 203 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Alma, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (56.6%), and Structure Fires (26.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alma, GA
    • 39756.6%Outside Fires
    • 18526.4%Structure Fires
    • 9914.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 213.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alma, GA
Most common first names in Alma, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12167.5 years
John6968.8 years
William5572.6 years
Mary5276.4 years
Willie3873.2 years
Robert3470.8 years
Joseph2271.9 years
Minnie2181.9 years
Annie2178.5 years
Thomas1874.1 years
Most common last names in Alma, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taylor17472.2 years
Carter8375.3 years
Johnson8173.4 years
Lee5475.2 years
Williams4968.9 years
Boatright4872.7 years
Smith4573.7 years
Tanner4168.5 years
Douglas3874.5 years
Holton3474.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alma, GA
  • 79.4%Electricity
  • 18.4%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alma, GA
  • 81.6%Electricity
  • 18.4%Utility gas


Alma compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gary Archibald Smith (1)
  • Debra Medders (1)
  • Gregory Howard Roberson (1)
  • Neil Medders (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2021.