Alma, MI 48801 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48801: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Alma, MI 48801

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Gratiot County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.376, Longitude -84.665
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 48801 has segments in 2 Counties (Gratiot, Isabella).

  • Businesses Addresses: 511
  • PO Box Addresses: 140
  • Residential Addresses: 4,912
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 333
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,579

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Alma, MI 48801 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,699
Daytime Population: Workers 9,030
Daytime Population: Residents 7,314
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,344
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 11,308
Population in Familes 8,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,391
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $43,629
Average Household Income $56,510
Per Capita Income $22,635


Total Housing Units 5,289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,011 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,787 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 491 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $85,325
Average Home Value $105,148


Total Households 4,798
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,992
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 -0.13% -0.25%
Households -0.02% -0.22%
Families -0.25% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Alma, MI 48801 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48801 to the other 984 ZIP Codes 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 # 282 71st
Population Density # 397 60th
Diversity Index # 265 73rd
Median Household Income # 675 32nd
Per Capita Income # 687 30th

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