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Alma is a township in Marion County, in the Centralia metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Alma. For links to other places called Alma, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alma is 38.721N. The longitude is -88.909W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 564 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 837.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62807 ZIP code.
26% of Alma residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $14,773, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Alma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $185. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $602.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alma political report.
The average commute time for Alma workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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