Alma, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 8,890 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 4,258  (47.9%)
Females: 4,632  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

30.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48801.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,963 (it was $33,536 in 2000)
Alma:

$37,963
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,989 (it was $18,218 in 2000)

Alma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,629 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Alma:

$92,629
MI:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $667.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alma: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.7%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.5% for Black residents, 44.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alma, MI (2019)
    • 7,82587.0%White alone
    • 8429.4%Hispanic
    • 1731.9%Black alone
    • 740.8%Two or more races
    • 550.6%Asian alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Alma, Michigan as of December 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alma is 114 to 1.


Crime rates in Alma by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(32.5)
3
(32.5)
6
(65.6)
13
(141.1)
1
(11.0)
8
(85.8)
8
(86.4)
8
(86.4)
9
(97.8)
6
(65.5)
12
(131.7)
5
(55.9)
5
(56.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
3
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.9)
2
(22.4)
2
(22.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(32.5)
14
(151.7)
4
(43.7)
9
(97.7)
4
(43.9)
11
(118.0)
10
(108.0)
14
(151.2)
6
(65.2)
11
(120.1)
15
(164.6)
14
(156.5)
13
(146.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(151.6)
32
(346.7)
44
(481.2)
35
(379.8)
10
(109.8)
32
(343.4)
27
(291.7)
15
(162.0)
16
(173.9)
12
(131.0)
15
(164.6)
19
(212.4)
12
(135.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(65.0)
20
(216.7)
66
(721.8)
48
(520.9)
22
(241.6)
176
(1,889)
180
(1,945)
121
(1,307)
117
(1,272)
133
(1,452)
96
(1,053)
83
(928.0)
94
(1,060)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.5)
2
(21.9)
1
(10.9)
1
(11.0)
3
(32.2)
1
(10.8)
3
(32.4)
1
(10.9)
2
(21.8)
2
(21.9)
3
(33.5)
3
(33.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
4
(43.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.5)
1
(10.8)
1
(10.8)
2
(21.7)
3
(32.8)
2
(21.9)
1
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index45.791.9125.5183.935.8197.7221.2165.6155.2167.3203.6137.4135.8

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, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 14 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Michigan average:

1.74
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Ancestries: German (20.1%), American (17.8%), Irish (6.0%), English (3.3%), Scottish (2.9%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 736 feet

Land area: 5.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,658 people per square mile   (low).

Alma, Michigan map

172 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,999 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,664 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Saginaw, MI (35.7 miles , pop. 61,799).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (104.5 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (186.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

St. Louis, MI (1.8 miles ),
Ithaca, MI (2.6 miles ),
Breckenridge, MI (3.1 miles ),
Shepherd, MI (3.2 miles ),
Perrinton, MI (3.7 miles ),
Ashley, MI (4.0 miles ),
Mount Pleasant, MI (4.1 miles ),
Merrill, MI (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 43.38 N, Longitude: 84.66 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,140 (+23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,993 (49.0%)

Area code: 989

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $129,500
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $82,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $321,300
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $136,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alma, MI residents
Average permit cost in Alma, MI
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Michigan:

6.3%
Historical population in Alma, MI
Historical housing units in Alma, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +218 (+2.4%).
Most common industries in Alma, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
  • Construction (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.7%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.9%)
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Alma, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)

Average climate in Alma, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alma-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Alma city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.1 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from Alma center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 197.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 380.1 miles away from Alma center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.2 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 Gratiot County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alma topographic map

Main business address for: FIRSTBANK CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Alma:

  • MIDMICHIGAN HOSPICE (175 WARWICK DRIVE, SUITE C)
  • MIDMICHIGAN MEDICAL CENTER-GRATIOT (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 300 E WARWICK DR)
  • MICHIGAN MASONIC HOME (1200 WRIGHT AVE)
  • WARWICK LIVING CENTER (842 W WARWICK DR)
  • DAVITA - ALMA DIALYSIS (330 E WARWICK DR)

Airports located in Alma:

College/University in Alma:

  • Alma College (Full-time enrollment: 1,599; Location: 614 W Superior; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.alma.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:

  • Central Michigan University (about 16 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; Full-time enrollment: 22,758)
  • Northwood University-Michigan (about 26 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,763)
  • Delta College (about 37 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,480)
  • Baker College of Owosso (about 37 miles; Owosso, MI; FT enrollment: 2,081)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 37 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 9,021)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 42 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Lansing Community College (about 45 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 12,822)

Public high school in Alma:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alma:

Private elementary/middle schools in Alma:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 116, Location: 220 W DOWNIE ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL & EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 56, Location: 7400 N BEGOLE RD, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Alma

Library in Alma:

  • ALMA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $963,443; Location: 351 NORTH COURT STREET; 73,314 books; 2,997 audio materials; 983 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 134 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Davenport University - Located inside Alma High School. Phone: 989-463-8922

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alma: Alma Station (A), Smith Alumni House (B), Wright Hall (C), MacCurdy House (D), Centennial House (E), President's House (F), Bonbright Hall (G), Carey Hall (H), Brazell Hall (I), Nisbet Hall (J), Oscar E Remick Heritage Center for the Performing Arts (K), Eddy Music Center (L), Swanson Academic Center (M), Dow Science Center (N), Ronald O Kapp Science Laboratory Center (O), McIntyre Center for Exercise and Health Science (P), Hogan Physical Education Center (Q), Bahlke Stadium (R), Alan J Stone Center for Recreation (S), Clack Art Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Alma: FIRSTBANK CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Alma include: Peace Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Dunning Memorial Chapel (C), Alma Church of the Nazarene (D), Saint Mary's Church (E), Alma United Methodist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Wesleyan Church (H), Eastminster Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Alma include: Riverside Park (1), Wright Park (2), Alma College Historical Marker (3), Michigan Masonic Home Historical Marker (4), Pine River Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Alice's Wonderland (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3130 West Monroe Road).

Hotels: Alma Motel (1575 Wright Avenue), Comfort Inn Alma (3110 West Monroe Road).

Birthplace of: Gary E. Luck - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Ralph Rapson - Architect, Russel Monroe - College basketball player (Liberty Flames), Bob Allman - Football player, Tim Moore (Michigan politician) - Politician.

Gratiot 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:

TACO BELL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ISABELLA COUNTY FAIR (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MACKENZIE PARTY STORE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
LEISURE LAKE FAMILY CAMPGROUND, INC. (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2005), St Site Visit (enforcement) (JUL-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alma that have no violations reported:

  • ALMA CITY OF (Population served: 9,275, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • COUNTRY MANOR (Population served: 190, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPEEDWAY #8704 (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JNK'S COUNTRY CORNERS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODRIDGE INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TWIN CITIES SDA CHURCH (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NAY'S BAMBOO KITCHEN (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Alma in 2010:

  • 1,162 people in college/university student housing
  • 231 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Alma in 2000:

  • 1,027 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 521 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Alma (2011 data):

  • Commercial Bank: at 301 North State Street, Drive-In Branch, Wright Avenue Branch. Info updated 2010/07/19: Bank assets: $374.9 mil, Deposits: $320.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial National Financial Corporation
  • Firstbank - Alma: at 311 Woodworth Avenue, branch established on 1880/06/01; Drive-In Branch at 230 Woodworth Avenue, branch established on 1974/02/21. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $364.0 mil, Deposits: $299.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Corporation
  • Chemical Bank: Alma Office at 7295 North Alger Road, branch established on 1996/09/14. Info updated 2010/07/30: Bank assets: $5,331.9 mil, Deposits: $4,367.1 mil, headquarters in Midland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 146 total offices, Holding Company: Chemical Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Wright Avenue at 1380 Wright Avenue, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Alma:

Marital status in Alma, MI
  • Never married: 44.0%
  • Now married: 33.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

For population 25 years and over in Alma:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Michigan average:

10.8

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, MI (based on Gratiot County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,01049
Catholic4,6896
Mainline Protestant2,20720
Other3634
None29,207-
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: 9
Gratiot County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Gratiot County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Gratiot County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Gratiot County:

31.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.5%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alma:

46.5%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alma:

21.8%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alma:

13.4%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alma:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alma:

33.5%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Alma:

56.3%
Michigan:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.0%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alma, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 13$66,218$61,1242$2,318
Police Protection - Officers 11$60,439$65,9330$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 9$37,249$49,6651$1,392
Financial Administration 7$32,846$56,3071$1,543
Water Supply 6$30,288$60,5760$0
Transit 5$16,195$38,86815$19,781
Other Government Administration 4$20,906$62,7181$119
Local Libraries 4$16,883$50,6494$3,412
Sewerage 4$19,366$58,0980$0
Other and Unallocable 2$8,192$49,1521$1,106
Police - Other 1$3,474$41,6885$2,917
Firefighters 0$0 20$14,833
Totals for Government 66$312,056$56,73750$47,420

Alma government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,562,000 ($175.70)
    Water Utilities: $1,414,000 ($159.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,220,000 ($137.23)
    Sewerage: $1,191,000 ($133.97)
    General - Other: $1,185,000 ($133.30)
    Libraries: $933,000 ($104.95)
    Transit Utilities: $774,000 ($87.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $699,000 ($78.63)
    Regular Highways: $686,000 ($77.17)
    Central Staff Services: $322,000 ($36.22)
    Financial Administration: $315,000 ($35.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $232,000 ($26.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $217,000 ($24.41)
    General Public Buildings: $164,000 ($18.45)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $128,000 ($14.40)
    Air Transportation: $26,000 ($2.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $132,000 ($14.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $545,000 ($61.30)
    General - Other: $63,000 ($7.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000 ($6.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,403,000 ($495.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($3.37)

Alma government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,058,000 ($231.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $649,000 ($73.00)
    Other: $282,000 ($31.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,230,000 ($138.36)
    Other: $120,000 ($13.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $417,000 ($46.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000 ($0.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $480,000 ($53.99)
    General Revenue - Other: $110,000 ($12.37)
    Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($11.81)
    Donations From Private Sources: $56,000 ($6.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $27,000 ($3.04)
    Special Assessments: $24,000 ($2.70)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($1.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,434,000 ($161.30)
    Transit Utilities: $115,000 ($12.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,257,000 ($141.39)
    Highways: $926,000 ($104.16)
    Other: $441,000 ($49.61)
  • Tax - Property: $3,471,000 ($390.44)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $157,000 ($17.66)
    Other License: $43,000 ($4.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.11)

Alma government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,343,000 ($938.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,597,000 ($854.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000 ($83.80)

Alma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,739,000 ($1770.42)

5.50% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Isabella County, MI  0.96% ($29,796 average AGI)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.72% ($31,284)
from Saginaw County, MI  0.33% ($31,106)


6.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Isabella County, MI  0.83% ($38,403 average AGI)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.75% ($33,037)
to Clinton County, MI  0.52% ($38,932)
Businesses in Alma, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1New Balance1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1SAS Shoes1
Curves1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS2
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Alma:

  • WFYC (1280 AM; 1 kW; ALMA, MI; Owner: JACOM, INC.)
  • WMLM (1520 AM; 1 kW; ST. LOUIS, MI; Owner: SIEFKER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WMMI (830 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHEPHERD, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alma:

  • WQAC (90.9 FM; ALMA, MI; Owner: ALMA COLLEGE)
  • WQBX (104.9 FM; ALMA, MI; Owner: JACOM, INC.)
  • WUGN (99.7 FM; MIDLAND, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WCEN-FM (94.5 FM; HEMLOCK, MI; Owner: NM LICENSING LLC)
  • WMHW-FM (91.5 FM; MT. PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WCMU-FM (89.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIV. BD OF TRUSTES)
  • WJSZ (92.5 FM; ASHLEY, MI; Owner: CURWOOD BROADCASTING COMPANY, CORP.)
  • WHNN (96.1 FM; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCZY-FM (104.3 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRFK-LP (107.7 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST ACADEMY)

TV broadcast stations around Alma:

  • WCMU-TV (Channel 14; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W46CR (Channel 46; SAGINAW/MIDLAND, MI; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • W61DK (Channel 61; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • W60CO (Channel 60; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WJRT-TV (Channel 12; FLINT, MI; Owner: FLINT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY CORP.)
  • WSMH (Channel 66; FLINT, MI; Owner: WSMH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAQP (Channel 49; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WNEM-TV (Channel 5; BAY CITY, MI; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WBWM-LP (Channel 32; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W22BH (Channel 22; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: OMNIVISION)
  • W24BS (Channel 24; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: OMNIVISION)
  • W26BD (Channel 26; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: OMNIVISION)
  • W30BE (Channel 30; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: OMNIVISION)
  • W39BO (Channel 39; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
  • W45BC (Channel 45; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
  • W51BX (Channel 51; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
  • W55BZ (Channel 55; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
  • W68CN (Channel 68; CRYSTAL, MI; Owner: MID-MICHIGAN WIRELESS)
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
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 58.6mTotal length
  • $325,000Total costs
  • 148,765Total average daily traffic
  • 9,523Total average daily truck traffic
  • 89,687Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alma, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alma, MI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alma)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Alma, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alma)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alma)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 57. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 79 took place in 2003, and the least - 12 in 2010. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Alma, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.6%), and Outside Fires (24.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alma, MI
    • 51152.6%Structure Fires
    • 24024.7%Outside Fires
    • 14214.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 788.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alma, MI
Most common first names in Alma, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10081.5 years
Robert9377.4 years
Mary8983.3 years
William8378.7 years
George7682.1 years
James7179.0 years
Helen6984.6 years
Charles6878.4 years
Ruth5983.9 years
Dorothy4882.9 years
Most common last names in Alma, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6379.2 years
Miller4677.4 years
Anderson3277.5 years
Johnson3283.4 years
Brown3183.1 years
Clark2681.5 years
Williams2580.5 years
Wilson2383.3 years
Wood2378.7 years
Robinson2177.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alma, MI
  • 94.1%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alma, MI
  • 69.6%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Electricity
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Alma compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Alma on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
There are 18 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
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  • Kelvin Grandy Grant (4)
  • David B. Bastian, Jr. (3)
  • Mark Schrauben (2)
  • Duane R. Lalone (2)
  • Gina Provenzano (1)
  • Stacey A. Wilkinson (1)
  • Joseph W. Dvorak (1)
  • Nicholas L. Reihl (1)
  • Kenneth J. Bruza (1)
  • Richard D. Fortino (1)

Total of 18 patent applications in 2008-2021.