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Alma, Colorado

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Welcome to Alma ...

The town of Alma is located in Park County<1>.

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.

  • Breckenridge [Summit County]
  • Leadville [Lake County]
  • Blue River [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue River
    • Blue River [Summit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 921 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue River have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue River
  • Fairplay [Park County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Horseshoe [Park County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe
      • Horseshoe [Park County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Climax [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
      • Climax [Lake County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Alma
    • Como [Park County]
    • Dyersville [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyersville
      • Dyersville [Summit County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Alma
    • Oro City [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro City
      • Oro City [Lake County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Alma
    • Wild Irishman [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Irishman
      • Wild Irishman [Summit County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Alma
      • Wild Irishman has also been known as:
      • Preston Mill
      • Preston

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 ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Park, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.
<3>The full book title is The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition). See our References and Mentions section 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 town (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 '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 (or directions), 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: 39.2839, Longitude: -106.0626    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






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