Alma, Arkansas

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Population in 2019: 5,864 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +41.0%
Males: 2,797  (47.7%)
Females: 3,067  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Arkansas median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 72921, 72956.

Alma Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,150 (it was $28,906 in 2000)
Alma:

$42,150
AR:

$48,952

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,450 (it was $15,227 in 2000)

Alma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $155,490 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Alma:

$155,490
AR:

$136,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $158,523; detached houses: $158,554

Median gross rent in 2019: $612.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alma: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.8%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Alma, AR (2019)
    • 4,98986.4%White alone
    • 2494.3%Hispanic
    • 2444.2%Two or more races
    • 2253.9%American Indian alone
    • 240.4%Black alone

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



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Alma, Arkansas as of June 14, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alma is 176 to 1.


Crime rates in Alma by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(19.2)
1
(18.8)
3
(54.9)
3
(55.2)
5
(90.3)
6
(107.5)
10
(178.7)
11
(193.0)
12
(207.9)
18
(305.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(56.4)
1
(18.3)
1
(18.4)
2
(36.1)
2
(35.8)
2
(35.7)
3
(52.6)
3
(52.0)
2
(34.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(191.6)
5
(94.0)
16
(293.0)
11
(202.2)
18
(325.2)
16
(286.7)
35
(625.6)
37
(649.2)
25
(433.1)
15
(254.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
65
(1,245)
85
(1,598)
77
(1,410)
99
(1,820)
60
(1,084)
35
(627.1)
52
(929.4)
50
(877.3)
36
(623.7)
36
(611.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
146
(2,797)
183
(3,441)
148
(2,711)
195
(3,585)
223
(4,029)
223
(3,996)
251
(4,486)
280
(4,913)
199
(3,448)
181
(3,074)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(134.1)
5
(94.0)
6
(109.9)
8
(147.1)
7
(126.5)
6
(107.5)
13
(232.4)
14
(245.7)
10
(173.3)
11
(186.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.4)
1
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index263.5307.8324.0372.7395.3366.4541.9577.6464.0486.4

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, AR

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 21 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Arkansas average:

2.35
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Ancestries: American (42.2%), English (4.2%), German (3.6%), European (1.9%), French (1.7%), Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 432 feet

Land area: 4.81 square miles.

Population density: 1,220 people per square mile   (low).

Alma, Arkansas map

84 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,076 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,156 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (13.0 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (106.1 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (237.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Rudy, AR (2.0 miles),
Kibler, AR (2.1 miles ),
Dyer, AR (2.2 miles ),
Van Buren, AR (2.8 miles ),
Mulberry, AR (3.0 miles ),
Cedarville, AR (3.2 miles ),
Lavaca, AR (3.3 miles ),
Mountainburg, AR (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.49 N, Longitude: 94.22 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Spinach Capital of the World

Area code: 479

Distribution of median household income in Alma, AR in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alma, AR in 2019

Alma satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $74,600
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2016: 21 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2017: 46 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2019: 14 buildings, average cost: $181,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Alma, AR residents
Average permit cost in Alma, AR
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Arkansas:

5.7%
Historical population in Alma, AR
Historical housing units in Alma, AR

Population change in the 1990s: +835 (+25.1%).
Most common industries in Alma, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Food (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.8%)
  • Food (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.5%)
  • Food (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Alma, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.1%)
  • Registered nurses (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in Alma, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Alma, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.13
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.35. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.35
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Alma-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.8 miles away from the Alma city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 628% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 143.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 164.9 miles away from Alma center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 115.7 miles away from Alma center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 116.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Alma:

  • ALMA HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (401 HEATHER LANE)
  • ALMA HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (401 HEATHER LANE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Alma:

  • BROWNWOOD MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VAN BUREN, AR)
  • VAN BUREN HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VAN BUREN, AR)
  • VAN BUREN NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VAN BUREN, AR)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE OF ARKANSAS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; VAN BUREN, AR)
  • CRAWFORD HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; VAN BUREN, AR)
  • SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; VAN BUREN, AR)
  • POINTER TRAIL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; VAN BUREN, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:

  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 12 miles; Fort Smith, AR; Full-time enrollment: 6,103)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 39 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Arkansas (about 40 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Northeastern State University (about 52 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)
  • John Brown University (about 53 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 61 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 63 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

Public high school in Alma:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alma:

See full list of schools located in Alma

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alma: Alma Police Department (A), Alma Fire Department Station 2 (B), Alma Fire Department Station 3 (C), Alma Fire Department Station 4 (D), Alma Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alma include: Campground Church (A), Camp Ground Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Harmony Baptist Church (D), Solid Rock Tabernacle (E), Maple Shade Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Eldorado Tours (Tours & Charters; 303 Maple Shade Road), Arkansas Talent Agency (Tours & Charters; 303 Maple Shade Road).

Hotels: Howard Johnson Express (439 Highway 71 North), Days Inn Alma AR (250 North US Highway 71), Comfort Inn & Suites (439 US Highway 71 North), Days Inn (250 Highway 71 North).

Birthplace of: Kiley Dean - Female singer.

Crawford 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:

HWY 71 WATER DISTRICT #1 PWA (Population served: 5,500, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
ALMA WATERWORKS (Population served: 4,963, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-02-2011 to JUL-27-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2010), St Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-17-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2010), St Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-17-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2010), St Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2011)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2010), St Consent Decree/Judgement (SEP-08-2010)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In APR-01-2003, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-10-2008 to SEP-14-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.6%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


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
64 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Banks with branches in Alma (2011 data):

  • Arvest Bank: Highway 64 West Branch at 408 Highway 64 West, branch established on 2009/05/04. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
  • First Community Bank of Crawford County: Alma Branch at 630 Highway 71 North, branch established on 2008/09/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $98.5 mil, Deposits: $83.1 mil, headquarters in Van Buren, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Ashley Bancstock Company
  • Bank of the Ozarks: Alma Branch at 611 Highway 71 North, branch established on 1997/09/04. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $3,828.0 mil, Deposits: $2,955.2 mil, headquarters in Little Rock, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc
  • Allied Bank: 115 Highway 71 North Branch at 115 Highway 71 North, branch established on 2005/05/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $174.5 mil, Deposits: $144.9 mil, headquarters in Mulberry, AR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Acme Holding Company Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Alma Branch at 115 Highway 64 West, branch established on 1988/10/31. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Citizens' Bank & Trust Co.: Alma Branch at 200 Hwy 71, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $368.7 mil, Deposits: $322.9 mil, headquarters in Van Buren, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Bank Corp
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Alma Branch at U.S. Highways 64 And 71, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Alma:

Marital status in Alma, AR
  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Alma:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Arkansas average:

11.4

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, AR (based on Crawford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,526107
Mainline Protestant3,76716
Catholic1,2632
Other6163
None30,776-
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: 10
Crawford County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Crawford County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Crawford County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

29.0%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alma:

47.3%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alma:

43.4%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Alma:

28.6
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alma:

21.6%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.6%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alma:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Alma:

54.5%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.3%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alma, AR 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
Water Supply 9$28,891$38,5210$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$37,937$50,5830$0
Police - Other 9$28,119$37,4920$0
Sewerage 7$27,442$47,0430$0
Streets and Highways 3$15,795$63,1800$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,658$39,9480$0
Financial Administration 1$3,865$46,3800$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,798$33,5760$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$5,872
Totals for Government 41$151,505$44,3434$5,872

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,229,000 ($209.58)
    Regular Highways: $752,000 ($128.24)
    Water Utilities: $476,000 ($81.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000 ($18.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($5.29)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($5.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,655,000 ($282.23)
    Water Utilities: $799,000 ($136.26)
    Sewerage: $660,000 ($112.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $526,000 ($89.70)
    Regular Highways: $521,000 ($88.85)
    Financial Administration: $478,000 ($81.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000 ($33.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $156,000 ($26.60)
    Central Staff Services: $114,000 ($19.44)
    General - Other: $82,000 ($13.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000 ($6.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $341,000 ($58.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($2.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $706,000 ($120.40)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($22.85)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $669,000 ($114.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $274,000 ($46.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $267,000 ($45.53)
    Other: $57,000 ($9.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $52,000 ($8.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $586,000 ($99.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $336,000 ($57.30)
    General Revenue - Other: $103,000 ($17.56)
    Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($13.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,333,000 ($227.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $373,000 ($63.61)
    General Local Government Support: $130,000 ($22.17)
    Other: $28,000 ($4.77)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,697,000 ($459.92)
    Property: $318,000 ($54.23)
    Public Utilities Sales: $283,000 ($48.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $243,000 ($41.44)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,895,000 ($3392.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,492,000 ($2812.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,100,000 ($869.71)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,697,000 ($289.39)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,926,000 ($2033.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,381,000 ($235.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,752,000 ($298.77)

7.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

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 Sebastian County, AR  3.37% ($34,551 average AGI)
from Washington County, AR  0.36% ($41,129)
from Sequoyah County, OK  0.27% ($32,057)


7.39% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

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 Sebastian County, AR  3.27% ($32,820 average AGI)
to Washington County, AR  0.41% ($39,813)
to Franklin County, AR  0.29% ($43,912)
Businesses in Alma, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Subway1
Cracker Barrel1Taco Bell1
Days Inn1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Alma:

  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHGG (1580 AM; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYR (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFPW (1230 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KFSA (950 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, SR.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTCS (1410 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alma:

  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KAOW (88.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K209CA (89.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KUAF (91.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS)
  • KERX (95.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF PARIS, INC.)
  • KDAB (94.9 FM; PRAIRIE GROVE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZKZ-FM (106.3 FM; GREENWOOD, AR; Owner: FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBBQ-FM (100.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alma:

  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KBBL-CA (Channel 9; WINSLOW, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KFDF-CA (Channel 10; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K14JJ (Channel 14; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: ELLERBECK FAMILY PARTNERS II LTD.)
  • K36EH (Channel 36; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: ELLERBECK FAMILY PARTNERS II LTD.)
  • K43EZ (Channel 43; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K58FB (Channel 58; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: GEORGE W. MATTHEWS, JR.)
  • K66FM (Channel 66; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K16ER (Channel 16; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K34EN (Channel 34; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV34, INC.)
  • KPOM-TV (Channel 24; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: J.D.G. TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPBI-CA (Channel 46; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K68ET (Channel 68; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
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
  • 74Number of bridges
  • 1,122ft / 342mTotal length
  • $13,321,000Total costs
  • 1,000,342Total average daily traffic
  • 113,571Total average daily truck traffic
  • 471,618Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alma, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 261960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 331980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alma, AR

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alma)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Alma, AR)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • alma, Lat: 35.488194 Lon: -94.227389, Call Sign: WQAR381, Licensee ID: L00012041,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.356 MHz, Grant Date: 07/04/2014, Expiration Date: 07/23/2024, Certifier: Jay Christello, Registrant: City Of Alma
  • ACP521, Lat: 35.488861 Lon: -94.234500, Type: Upole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQLG431,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/2010, Expiration Date: 01/31/2019, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2019, Certifier: John P Grunsted, Registrant: Og&e, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Phone: (405) 553-2417, Email:
  • KIBLER, E Kibler Hwy (Lat: 35.429000 Lon: -94.227306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 70.1 m, Call Sign: WQYX791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 02/24/2017, Expiration Date: 02/24/2027, Certifier: Kris Mcelroy, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • ALMA, Lot 3 Block 1 Fayetteville St (Lat: 35.477861 Lon: -94.221306), Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: KVD56,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5982.30 MHz, 6100.90 MHz, Expiration Date: 12/10/1997, Cancellation Date: 12/10/1997, Registrant: Contel Of Arkansas Inc, Wentzville, MO 63385
  • ALMA, 2 Miles Sw (Lat: 35.454250 Lon: -94.240472), Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: WLL283, Licensee ID: L00025538,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/13/1999, Registrant: Alltel Communications Inc, One Allied Drive Building Iv, Little Rock, AR 72203
  • ALMA, 3406 Mt Grove Rd (Lat: 35.505361 Lon: -94.193806), Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 57.6 m, Call Sign: WLW270,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2178.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/1999, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/27/2000, Phone: (972) 733-7028

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Highway 71 4.75 Miles Norht Of Alma (Lat: 35.534806 Lon: -94.224361), Call Sign: KLB691,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, Expiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/05/1999, Registrant: Contel Of Arkansas, Inc., Wentzville, MO 63385

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Alma)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Alma)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED10$127,3486$116,75822$118,1974$41,9455$81,5521$58,830
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$88,4601$80,8400$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$111,8301$76,9505$111,8901$70,2900$01$39,340
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$73,4600$04$135,5701$22,9200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.02 , 0206.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$80,6401$128,260
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$120,8801$127,130
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.02 , 0206.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Alma, AR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Alma, AR - Value

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 fire incidents per year is 66. The highest number of fires - 126 took place in 2016, and the least - 33 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Alma, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (61.6%), and Structure Fires (24.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alma, AR
    • 69661.6%Outside Fires
    • 27924.7%Structure Fires
    • 13612.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 191.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alma, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Alma, Arkansas:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 439 Hwy 71 N, Alma, Arkansas 72921 , Phone: (479) 632-4141, Fax: (479) 632-4329
  • Days Inn Alma, 250 Hwy 71 N, Alma, Arkansas 72921 , Phone: (479) 632-4595, Fax: (479) 632-2296
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Alma, Arkansas
Most common first names in Alma, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7173.3 years
James7172.8 years
John5173.3 years
Mary4879.1 years
Robert4370.7 years
Billy2664.5 years
George2576.5 years
Ruth2180.3 years
Charles2175.6 years
Betty1871.1 years
Most common last names in Alma, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown3678.1 years
Gregory3176.4 years
Smith3175.5 years
Jones2669.8 years
Adams2180.3 years
Dean2075.9 years
Meadors1976.1 years
Morse1772.8 years
Shores1777.0 years
Johnson1772.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alma, AR
  • 66.5%Utility gas
  • 32.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alma, AR
  • 66.6%Electricity
  • 29.8%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Alma compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Alma on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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