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Alma, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Alma had a population of 324 as of July 1, 2017. Alma ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 38.7231 and longitude -88.9119 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The Village of Alma (GNIS ID: 2397940) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Alma is located within Township of Alma, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alma, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 324
Daytime Population: Workers 40
Daytime Population: Residents 196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 236
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 324
Population in Familes 263
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 300
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $41,341
Average Household Income $62,284
Per Capita Income $25,578


Total Housing Units 177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 116 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $96,429
Average Home Value $137,931


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.0%
Households 0.28% 0.0%
Families 2.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   3.71%

Alma, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1065 22nd
Population Density # 1194 13th
Diversity Index # 1335 3rd
Median Household Income # 1136 17th
Per Capita Income # 795 42nd

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