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Welcome to Alma ...

The village of Alma is located in Marion County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Alma: AL-muh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alma has a population of 306 people<4> (see below for details).

Alma is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Alma: (618)

The ZIP code for Alma: 62807<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alma had an population of 306 people. This is a decrease of 4.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alma had a population of 320 people. This makes Alma the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 320 people, the population of Alma decreased 17.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 386 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 two Illinois communities named Alma: This one is located in Marion County and the other is located in Saint Clair County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 41 communities that are also named Alma - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (3), 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.

  • Centralia [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
    • Centralia [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2018: 12,368 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<8>
  • Salem [Marion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2018: 7,097 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<8>
  • Sandoval [Marion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandoval have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandoval
    • Sandoval [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,214 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandoval
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandoval<8>
  • Wamac [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamac
    • Wamac [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,127 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamac
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Central City [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Odin [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odin
      • Odin [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odin<8>
    • Kinmundy [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinmundy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinmundy
      • Kinmundy [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2018: 759 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinmundy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinmundy<8>
    • Brownstown [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownstown
      • Brownstown [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2018: 733 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownstown<8>
    • Patoka [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patoka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patoka
      • Patoka [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2018: 553 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patoka<8>
    • Farina [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farina
      • Farina [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2018: 502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farina<8>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Marion, 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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alma. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 village (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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7231, Longitude: -88.9119       In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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