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Alma is a city in Gratiot County.

One tradition says the city was named after a daughter of the developer. Another says it was named for the battle site in the Crimean War.

The latitude of Alma is 43.378N. The longitude is -84.659W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,330.


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Median household income
Local
$33,536
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alma demographic reports
Alma is on the Pine River.
Former and merged names include:
· Elyton
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Gratiot County Fair - July 14-21, 2007
  • Highland Festival - May 26-27, 2007
  • Founders Day - June 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alma web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Alma College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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23% of Alma residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alma ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alma was $18,218, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Alma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Alma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $353.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.


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Libraries in Alma include Alma Public Library ... View libraries

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Gratiot County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alma political report.

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The average commute time for Alma workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Alma include Alma Days Inn, Comfort Inn.

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