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Welcome to Alma ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Alma has a population of 313 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Alma, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated December 2, 1873.
From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<3> the origin of Alma is described as "Named by Mr. James, a merchant, for his wife."
Alma is 10,420 feet [3,176 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Alma is about 2 miles [or ~3¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Alma lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Alma: (719)
The ZIP code for Alma: 80420<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alma had an population of 313 people. This is an increase of 15.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 74.86% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Alma had a population of 270 people. This makes Alma the county's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 270 people, the population of Alma increased 50.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 179 people).
More information can be found on the Census 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Alma in the The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alma on our Genealogy Page.
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, Arkansas, California (2), 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.
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. Our list includes 4 papers. 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 20 Jun 2021