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Population (year 2000): 9,275. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,260 (-0.2% change)
Males: 4,173 (45.0%), Females: 5,102 (55.0%)

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Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $33,536 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Alma:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.9%)
  • Hispanic (6.2%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Black (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (23.7%), English (14.1%), Irish (10.8%), United States (9.6%), French (5.0%), Polish (5.0%).

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Elevation: 736 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

Alma,

For population 25 years and over in Alma

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alma city

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

2.0% Foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Africa, 0.2% North America).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Lansing, (46.3 miles pop. 119,128).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MI Detroit, (127.0 miles pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (233.2 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Louis, MI (3.9 miles St. MI (7.2 miles Ithaca, MI (10.4 miles Shepherd, MI (12.7 miles Breckenridge, MI (13.7 miles Perrinton, Pleasant, MI Mount (17.3 miles MI (18.2 miles Ashley, City, MI (18.9 miles Carson


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 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

Latitude: 43.38 N, Longitude: 84.66 W

Area code: 989


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.9%), Manufacturing (18.2%), Retail trade (12.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,533 (+38.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,223 (57.0%)


 

Crime in Alma by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 4 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 43.1 10.8 10.8
Robberies 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 10.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
Assaults 1 13 10 8
    per 100,000 10.8 140.2 107.8 86.3
Burglaries 56 53 27 41
    per 100,000 603.8 571.4 291.1 442.0
Thefts 225 202 196 150
    per 100,000 2425.9 2177.9 2113.2 1617.3
Auto thefts 4 0 3 2
    per 100,000 43.1 0.0 32.3 21.6
148.1 172.4 133.4 118.9


Average climate in Alma, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alma,

Alma-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Alma city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.8 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Russel Monroe - College basketball player (Liberty Flames).


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


Hospital/medical center in Alma:
  • GRATIOT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (300 WARWICK DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Alma:
  • CENTRAL MICHIGAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI)
  • CARSON CITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; CARSON CITY, MI)
  • CLINTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; SAINT JOHNS, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alma:
  • MBS INTL (about 43 miles; SAGINAW, MI; ID: MBS)
  • CAPITAL CITY (about 43 miles; LANSING, MI; ID: LAN)
  • GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL (about 69 miles; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; ID: GRR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alma:
  • GRATIOT COMMUNITY (about 5 miles; ALMA, MI; ID: AMN)
  • HAMP (about 10 miles; ELWELL, MI; ID: 68R)
  • MOUNT PLEASANT MUNI (about 18 miles; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; ID: MOP)

Local government website:
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 19 miles; MT PLEASANT, MI; Full-time enrollment: 21,353)
  • NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; MIDLAND, MI; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; EAST LANSING, MI; FT enrollment: 38,639)
  • SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI; FT enrollment: 6,216)
  • DELTA COLLEGE (about 48 miles; UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI; FT enrollment: 5,117)
  • LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; LANSING, MI; FT enrollment: 8,454)
  • FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; BIG RAPIDS, MI; FT enrollment: 8,593)
Public high school in Alma:
  • ALMA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: 1500 N. PINE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Alma:
  • ALMA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 803; Location: 312 E. DOWNIE STREET; Grades: 05 - 10)
  • LUCE ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 6265 N. LUCE ROAD; Grades: PK - 03)
  • PINE AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 1025 N. PINE AVENUE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 341; Location: 515 E. ELIZABETH STREET; Grades: 01 - 07)
  • BAILEY SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 1010 WEST VAN BUREN; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle school in Alma:
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: 220 W DOWNIE ST; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Alma:
  • ALMA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $411,686; Location: 351 NORTH COURT AVENUE; 67,865 books; 2,061 audio materials; 4,056 video materials; 181 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Alma include: Peace Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B).

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1).

Park in Alma: Pine River Park (1).


Alma compared to Michigan state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

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)
  • 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)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • WBWM-LP (Channel 32; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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