Alma, Arkansas Population 2024

5,997

Alma is a city located in Crawford County Arkansas. Alma has a 2024 population of 5,997. Alma is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 2.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,829 in 2020.

The average household income in Alma is $57,279 with a poverty rate of 28.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Alma is 26.6 years, 22.9 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Alma Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alma was:

  • White: 85.64%
  • Two or more races: 7.23%
  • Black or African American: 3.48%
  • Other race: 2.52%
  • Native American: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
  • Asian:
Land Area (mi²)
5.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,046.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.88% (168)
The current population of Alma, Arkansas is 5,997 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,829.

Alma, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,99985.64%
Two or more races4227.23%
Black or African American2033.48%
Other race1472.52%
Native American621.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.07%
Asian
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Alma Population by Race

Alma Population Pyramid 2024

Alma Median Age

26.6

Total

22.9

Male

34.6

Female

Alma Adults

There are 3,614 adults, (876 of whom are seniors) in Alma.

Alma Age Dependency

113.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

81.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Alma Sex Ratio

Female3,03952.06%
Male2,79847.94%

Alma Population by Age

Alma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9842.9147.552.5
Married6403.2590.29.8
Non Family5701.0536.363.7
Female4433.8325.574.5
Male3314.1913.686.4
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3.45

Average Family Size

2.91

Average Household Size

47.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alma Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alma Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 45.45%.

Alma Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,907

Average Earnings

$47,138

Average Male

$32,065

Average Female

Alma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alma Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alma Language

96.65% of Alma residents speak only English, while 3.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.26% of the population.

Alma Language

Alma Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,8971,56431.94%
Multiple4224811.37%
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28.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.3%

Male Poverty Rate

25.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alma is White, with 31.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alma is Multiple, with 11.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.15%.

Alma Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.51%
Some College25.99%
Bachelors or Greater7.14%
High School5.61%
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Alma Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25.49%
Female Unemployed17.71%
Female Employed12.95%
Male Employed5.71%
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Alma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alma Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alma Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Alma Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Alma Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alma Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

236

Number of Veterans

232

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Alma Veterans by War

count

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Alma Veterans by Age

count

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Alma Veterans by Race

Alma Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alma Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Alma Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alma Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alma Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.69%

Born in Alma

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.75% of Alma residents were born in the United States, with 77.69% having been born in Arkansas. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alma Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,232470.76%
20286,185470.77%
20276,138470.77%
20266,091470.78%
20256,044470.78%
20245,997470.79%
20235,950470.8%
20225,903470.8%
20215,856270.46%
20205,829-58-0.99%
20195,887110.19%
20185,8761182.05%
20175,758971.71%
20165,661390.69%
20155,622190.34%
20145,603480.86%
20135,555-4-0.07%
20125,559150.27%
20115,544200.36%
20105,5241,36432.79%
20004,1601,20140.59%
19902,9592047.4%
19802,755
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Alma Population by Year