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Alma, Nebraska

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Welcome to Alma ...

The city of Alma is located in Harlan County and is the County Seat for Harlan County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alma has a population of 1,153 people<1> (see below for details).

Alma is 1,990 feet [607 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Alma: (308)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alma had a population of 1,133 people (which is 33.1% of the total population of Harlan County). This makes Alma the county's most populous community.

The population of Alma represents 0.06% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 98th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,133 people, the population of Alma decreased 6.67% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,214 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alma had an population of 1,153 people. This is an increase of 1.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.02% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alma ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<3>.

Community   2016
Long Island (KS)   [Map]   127   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Atlanta   [Map]   131   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   97   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Huntley   [Map]   44   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Naponee   [Map]   100   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Orleans   [Map]   385   NW   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alma. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alma. Our list includes 19 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alma:

Websites for Alma ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alma.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alma. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Alma. 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 Alma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1017, Longitude: -99.3626     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alma.