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Welcome to Alma ...

The city of Alma is located in Crawford County<1>.

The location of Alma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alma has a population of 5,887 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alma.

Alma is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Alma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alma is within the (479) area code.

The ZIP code for Alma: 72921<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alma had an population of 5,887 people. This is an increase of 8.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alma had a population of 5,419 people (which is 8.75% of the total population of Crawford County). This makes Alma the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Alma represents 0.19% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,419 people, the population of Alma increased 30.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,160 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alma.

Communities Also Named Alma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Alma - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, South Carolina, Texas (3), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alma.

Communities near Alma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alma.

  • Fort Smith [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Smith
    • Fort Smith [Sebastian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,764 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Smith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Smith<7>
  • Van Buren [Crawford County]
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    • Van Buren [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,812 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<7>
  • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,396 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Barling [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barling
    • Barling [Sebastian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Alma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,064 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barling<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roland [Sequoyah County]
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      • Roland [Sequoyah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,020 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roland<7>
    • Charleston [Franklin County]
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      • Charleston [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<7>
    • Lavaca [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavaca
      • Lavaca [Sebastian County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavaca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavaca<7>
    • Arkoma [Le Flore County]
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      • Arkoma [Le Flore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arkoma<7>
    • Mulberry [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<7>
    • Cedarville [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Alma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedarville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alma. See our Newspapers Page for Alma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alma ...

Looking for more information about Alma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alma.

Adding Alma to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Alma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alma was on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

We also found Alma in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alma on our Genealogy Page.

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About Crawford County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Crawford County: www.crawford-county.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Crawford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alma or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alma) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlmaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4826, Longitude: -94.2337       In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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