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Welcome to Alma ...

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

The location of Alma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alma has a population of 1,150 people<2> (see below for details).

Alma is 1,990 feet [607 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alma is located in the (308) area code.

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 total 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 (with a count of 1,214 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alma had an population of 1,150 people. This is an increase of 1.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.27% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alma ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Long Island (KS)   [Map]   123   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Atlanta   [Map]   129   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   98   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]   376   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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alma. If available, we provide a satellite 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 ...

Official Website: www.almacity.com/

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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About Harlan County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alma: www.almacity.com/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, 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: 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: 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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