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Population in 2012: 9,283 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.1%
 

Males: 4,394  (47.3%)
Females: 4,889  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  30.8 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,278 (it was $33,536 in 2000)
Alma:

$30,278
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,300

Alma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,875 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Alma:

$72,875
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,966; Detached houses: $107,352; Townhouses or other attached units: $96,748; In 2-unit structures: $90,452; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,228; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $86,420; Mobile homes: $18,707; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $69,557

Median gross rent in 2012: $515.

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  • White alone - 8,294 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 551 (5.9%)
  • Black alone - 183 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 147 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 124 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 42 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alma: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (11.0%), English (7.8%), Polish (5.8%), United States (5.0%), Dutch (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 736 feet

Land area: 5.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,731 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alma:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 17.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alma city:

  • Never married: 41.8%
  • Now married: 36.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

197 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia, 0.4% North America, 0.2% Europe).

This city:  2.1%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Alma, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Alma to the number of sex offenders is 290 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,590 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,431 (1.7%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $82,300
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $321,300

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.38 N, Longitude: 84.66 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,068 (+32.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,194 (60.3%)

Area code: 989

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Crime rates in Alma by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 041163361318
per 100,000 0.042.610.710.764.432.532.565.6141.111.085.8
Robberies 10000000101
per 100,000 10.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.010.90.010.7
Assaults 113108731449411
per 100,000 10.7138.6107.385.575.132.5151.743.797.743.9118.0
Burglaries 5653274143143244351032
per 100,000 600.6565.1289.6438.0461.6151.6346.7481.2379.8109.8343.4
Thefts 22520219615042620664822176
per 100,000 2413.12153.72102.31602.6450.865.0216.7721.8520.9241.61888.6
Auto thefts 40321032113
per 100,000 42.90.032.221.410.70.032.521.910.911.032.2
Arson 31120001402
per 100,000 32.210.710.721.40.00.00.010.943.40.021.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.4) 141.5180.1131.5117.3113.143.988.2120.6176.634.4189.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Michigan average:

1.74

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Alma, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +218 (+2.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Alma-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 85% 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 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gratiot County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Alma:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Alma, MI

Airports located in Alma:

  • Rpd Airport (Runways: 2, Itinerant Ops: 4,000, Local Ops: 5,500)

Local government website: www.ci.alma.mi.us

College/University in Alma:

  • Alma College (Full-time enrollment: 1,377; 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: 20,153)
  • Northwood University (about 27 miles; Midland, MI; FT enrollment: 2,678)
  • Saginaw Valley State University (about 37 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 7,661)
  • Delta College (about 37 miles; University Center, MI; FT enrollment: 4,934)
  • Baker College of Owosso (about 37 miles; Owosso, MI; FT enrollment: 2,293)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 42 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 2,363)
  • Lansing Community College (about 45 miles; Lansing, MI; FT enrollment: 7,815)

Public high schools in Alma:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alma:

Private elementary/middle schools in Alma:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 220 W DOWNIE ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 23; Location: 7400 BEGOLE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Alma, School District: ALMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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

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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

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).

 
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:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SUBWAY OF ALMA (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
ISABELLA COUNTY FAIR (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PUMP & POUR GAS STATION (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
MACKENZIE PARTY STORE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TWIN CITIES SDA CHURCH (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROUND UP NORTH (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-30-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
NORTH STAR TAVERN (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • ALMA CITY OF (Address: P.O. Box 278, Population served: 9275, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.2%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Black residents, 54.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.5% for American Indian residents, 88.4% for other race residents, 79.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alma, MI

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

Alma compared to Michigan state average:

Alma, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Alma travel time to work - commute


Alma mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Alma city (based on Gratiot County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.08%
Here33.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents30.5%14.2%9.9%5.6%5.5%
Congregations8.5%18.3%5.6%7.0%2.8%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana) The Wesleyan ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents5.1%4.3%3.4%3.1%18.3%
Congregations5.6%5.6%4.2%5.6%36.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This 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
This county:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gratiot County:

15.1%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$9,908$39,63229$22,507
Police Protection - Officers 6$25,521$51,04229$25,962
Police - Other 3$6,312$25,2483$3,583
Streets and Highways 6$19,819$39,6380$0
Totals for Government 18$61,560$41,04061$52,052

Alma government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Libraries: $287,000 ($30.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $260,000 ($28.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $241,000 ($25.96)
    General - Other: $174,000 ($18.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $96,000 ($10.34)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($1.08)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,215,000 ($130.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $853,000 ($91.89)
    Water Utilities: $824,000 ($88.76)
    Sewerage: $796,000 ($85.75)
    General - Other: $568,000 ($61.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $520,000 ($56.02)
    Transit Utilities: $511,000 ($55.05)
    Libraries: $476,000 ($51.28)
    Regular Highways: $456,000 ($49.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $365,000 ($39.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $274,000 ($29.52)
    Central Staff Services: $228,000 ($24.56)
    Financial Administration: $200,000 ($21.54)
    General Public Buildings: $125,000 ($13.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $108,000 ($11.63)
    Electric Utilities: $18,000 ($1.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $234,000 ($25.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,087,000 ($224.82)
    Regular Highways: $1,624,000 ($174.94)
    Water Utilities: $521,000 ($56.12)
    Transit Utilities: $166,000 ($17.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($5.92)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,148,000 ($446.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $67,000 ($7.22)

Alma government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $930,000 ($100.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $470,000 ($50.63)
    All Other: $369,000 ($39.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $265,000 ($28.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $757,000 ($81.55)
    Transit Utilities: $48,000 ($5.17)
    All Other: $19,000 ($2.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $468,000 ($50.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $699,000 ($75.30)
    Interest Earnings: $614,000 ($66.14)
    Rents: $321,000 ($34.58)
    Special Assessments: $234,000 ($25.21)
    General Revenue, NEC: $130,000 ($14.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,000 ($7.22)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,171,000 ($126.14)
    Transit Utilities: $80,000 ($8.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,166,000 ($125.61)
    Highways: $389,000 ($41.90)
    Transit Utilities: $215,000 ($23.16)
    All Other: $34,000 ($3.66)
  • Tax - Property: $2,920,000 ($314.55)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $71,000 ($7.65)
    Other License: $28,000 ($3.02)

Alma government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,675,000 ($934.50)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,615,000 ($712.59)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,500,000 ($269.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $440,000 ($47.40)

Alma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,000 ($3.12)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,878,000 ($1602.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $117,000 ($12.60)

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Isabella County, MI  0.88% ($25,976 average AGI)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.81% ($22,626)
from Clinton County, MI  0.45% ($31,683)


6.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Isabella County, MI  1.11% ($31,000 average AGI)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.66% ($33,777)
to Clinton County, MI  0.45% ($33,469)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Alma, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

See more detailed statistics of Alma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 23,346
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,269
Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic: 30,516

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alma)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Alma, MI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 3 (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: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alma)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alma)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 67
  • Hazardous Condition: 22

Incident types - Alma


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Alma, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Nike1
Arby's1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
FedEx1Sears1
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kmart1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1
New Balance1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Alma, MI

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Mark Schrauben (2)
  • Duane R. Lalone (2)
  • David B. Bastian, Jr. (2)
  • Stacey A. Wilkinson (1)
  • Randal Stewart (1)
  • Kelvin Grandy Grant (1)
  • Joseph W. Dvorak (1)
  • Nicholas L. Reihl (1)
  • Kenneth J. Bruza (1)
  • Richard D. Fortino (1)

Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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