Alma, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alma, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Alma had a population of 9,361 as of July 1, 2017. Alma ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 43.3839 and longitude -84.6517 in Gratiot County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Gratiot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The City of Alma (GNIS ID: 1625826) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alma, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,361
Daytime Population: Workers 7,365
Daytime Population: Residents 5,571
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,936
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 8,097
Population in Familes 5,988
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,264
Population Density2 1,580
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $38,971
Average Household Income $51,170
Per Capita Income $20,839


Total Housing Units 3,862 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,945 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,550 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $78,715
Average Home Value $88,534


Total Households 3,495
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,034
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.03% -0.19%
Households 0.11% -0.17%
Families 0.01% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

Alma, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 110 84th
Population Density # 190 73rd
Diversity Index # 139 80th
Median Household Income # 539 22nd
Per Capita Income # 524 24th

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