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Alma, Missouri
City
Location of Alma, Missouri
Location of Alma, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Lafayette
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 402
 • Estimate (2012) 394
 • Density 1,435.7/sq mi (554.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64001
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-00802
GNIS feature ID 0713242

Alma is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri, United States. The population was 402 at the 2010 census.

History

Alma was laid out in 1879 when the railroad was extended to that point.

A post office called Alma has been in operation since 1879. The community has the name of Alma Woodson, the daughter of one of the founders.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 53
1890 179 237.7%
1900 248 38.5%
1910 319 28.6%
1920 369 15.7%
1930 361 −2.2%
1940 366 1.4%
1950 357 −2.5%
1960 390 9.2%
1970 380 −2.6%
1980 445 17.1%
1990 446 0.2%
2000 399 −10.5%
2010 402 0.8%
Est. 2015 394 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 402 people, 173 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,435.7 inhabitants per square mile (554.3/km2). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 689.3 per square mile (266.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 173 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 399 people, 179 households, and 117 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,476.7 people per square mile (570.6/km²). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 703.2 per square mile (271.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.50% White, and 0.50% from two or more races.

There were 179 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,426, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $28,942 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,000. About 0.9% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.


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