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"Spinach Capital of the World"

Alma is a city in Crawford County, in the Fort Smith metro area.

The community was named for the sweetheart of Sam Daugherty, a nearby postmaster.

The latitude of Alma is 35.477N. The longitude is -94.221W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,345.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,906
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alma demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Gum Town
Local landmarks include an 8-foot statue of Popeye and a water tower painted to resemble a can of spinach.
Local festivals include:
  • Spinach Festival - April 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alma web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: White Rock Mountain Recreation Area, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Ozark Highlands Trail

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Alma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crawford 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 72921 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Alma residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $15,227, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% 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 $273.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $744.


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

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Crawford 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 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Alma include Days Inn Alma.

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