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Population in 2012: 394 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 

Males: 202  (51.4%)
Females: 192  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 64001.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,454 (it was $37,426 in 2000)
Alma:

$40,454
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,323

Alma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,278 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Alma:

$80,278
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $86,342; Detached houses: $86,342

Median gross rent in 2012: $683.

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  • White alone - 390 (97.0%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alma: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (62.7%), Irish (7.2%), English (5.9%), United States (3.8%), Swedish (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1878

Elevation: 805 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 1,458 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Alma:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alma city:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Alma, Missouri as of September 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Alma to the number of sex offenders is 394 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $876 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $893 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lee's Summit, MO (46.1 miles , pop. 70,700).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (54.2 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (362.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blackburn, MO (1.8 miles ), Corder, MO (2.2 miles ), Concordia, MO (2.8 miles ), Waverly, MO (2.8 miles ), Mount Leonard, MO (2.9 miles) , Emma, MO (2.9 miles ), Aullville, MO (3.0 miles) , Grand Pass, MO (3.1 miles) .

Latitude: 39.10 N, Longitude: 93.55 W

Area code: 660

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Crime rates in Alma by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0281.70.00.0
Burglaries 00010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0258.40.00.00.00.0
Thefts 00410000
per 100,000 0.00.01028.3258.40.00.00.00.0
Auto thefts 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.7) 0.00.042.829.60.058.60.00.0

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Missouri:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -47 (-10.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Average climate in Alma, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Alma-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the Alma city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.3 miles away from Alma center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.4 miles away from Alma center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Lou Fette - Baseball player, Oscar Horstmann - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Alma:

  • LUTHERAN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CONCORDIA, MO)
  • KELLING HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 9 miles away; WAVERLY, MO)
  • APPLE RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WAVERLY, MO)

Political contributions by individuals in Alma, MO

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:

  • University of Central Missouri (about 26 miles; Warrensburg, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,698)
  • State Fair Community College (about 32 miles; Sedalia, MO; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 51 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (about 55 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 56 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 9,113)
  • Grantham University (about 61 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 4,150)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 63 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 2,714)

Public high school in Alma:

Private elementary/middle school in Alma:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 304 N WAVERLY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable location: Alma Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lafayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • ALMA (Address: PO BOX 229, Population served: 399, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.8%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.1%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Alma, MO

Alma compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Alma (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Missouri: Alma Branch at 114 South Country Road, branch established on 1982/08/12. Info updated 2010/08/12: Bank assets: $83.1 mil, Deposits: $75.2 mil, headquarters in Concordia, MO, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: C.S. Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

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 (79%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.15%
Here61.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents31.7%21.0%10.9%10.4%7.4%
Congregations21.7%11.6%15.9%8.7%5.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCommunity Church of ChristOther
Adherents6.5%2.6%2.5%1.8%5.2%
Congregations7.2%7.2%2.9%4.3%14.5%
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: 8
Lafayette County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lafayette County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lafayette County:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

30.7%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

13.5%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,105
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$240
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$136
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$680
Sewerage 0$0 1$255
Water Supply 0$0 1$102
Totals for Government 0$0 14$2,518

Alma government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $90,000 ($228.43)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($81.22)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($78.68)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($55.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($35.53)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($27.92)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($20.30)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($2.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $42,000 ($106.60)

Alma government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($35.53)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($12.69)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($71.07)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($22.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $96,000 ($243.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($48.22)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $26,000 ($65.99)
    Property: $26,000 ($65.99)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($7.61)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($5.08)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.54)

Alma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $83,000 ($210.66)

7.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Missouri average:

7.87%

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 Jackson County, MO  2.97% ($42,153 average AGI)
from Johnson County, MO  0.64% ($109,935)
from Saline County, MO  0.31% ($25,568)


7.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Missouri average:

7.66%

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 Jackson County, MO  2.96% ($30,499 average AGI)
to Johnson County, MO  0.53% ($22,953)
to Ray County, MO  0.37% ($25,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alma:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMMO (1300 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MO; Owner: MISSOURI VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alma:

  • KPOW-FM (97.7 FM; LA MONTE, MO; Owner: SEDALIA INVESTMENT GROUP LLC)
  • KMMO-FM (102.9 FM; MARSHALL, MO; Owner: MISSOURI VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMJK (107.3 FM; LEXINGTON, MO; Owner: ALLUR-KANSAS CITY, INC.)
  • KMZU (100.7 FM; CARROLLTON, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • KRLI (103.9 FM; MALTA BEND, MO; Owner: KANZA, INC.)
  • KTBG (90.9 FM; WARRENSBURG, MO; Owner: CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMVC (91.7 FM; MARSHALL, MO; Owner: MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE)
  • KXKX (105.7 FM; KNOB NOSTER, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAYX (92.5 FM; RICHMOND, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRQ (96.1 FM; CLINTON, MO; Owner: B & F BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCVQ (89.7 FM; KNOB NOSTER, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDUC. B/CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KYRV (88.1 FM; CONCORDIA, MO; Owner: FULL SMILE INC)

TV broadcast stations around Alma:

  • KMOS-TV (Channel 6; SEDALIA, MO; Owner: BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)

Alma fatal accident list:

Mar 25, 1977 10:00 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alma)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.096028 Lon: -93.545333, Call Sign: WQLK597
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.107 MHz, 151.107 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2010, Expiration Date: 02/23/2020, Certifier: Nick E Boehmer
    Registrant: Kc Wireless Inc, 720 W 23rd St Suite A, Independence, MO 64055, Phone: (816) 836-5700, Fax: (816) 836-8702, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ALMA, 400 Ft W Of Sr-Nn .6 Mi N Of Sr-Aa (Lat: 39.038917 Lon: -93.578556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Overall height: 125 m, Call Sign: WLW504
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • .6 Miles N. Of Sraa & 4.5 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 39.038889 Lon: -93.578528), Overall height: 125 m, Call Sign: KSV972
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB0PNK, Licensee ID: L00256079
    Grant Date: 09/29/2006, Expiration Date: 12/24/2016, Certifier: Austin L Myers
    Registrant: Austin L Myers, 29606 Chiefs, Alma, MO 64001



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$44,590
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0904.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13

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

Most common first names in Alma, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1183.0 years
Anna880.5 years
Henry877.0 years
Walter775.0 years
Edna684.5 years
Mary686.7 years
Laura579.4 years
John575.6 years
Edwin577.6 years
Ralph572.6 years
Most common last names in Alma, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dieckhoff976.7 years
Tieman884.4 years
Schmidt877.4 years
Rolf674.0 years
Bargfrede582.0 years
Beumer582.4 years
Wagner586.8 years
Fiene577.4 years
Bredehoeft582.5 years
Brockman579.2 years
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