Alma, Michigan Population 2020

8,802

Alma is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 8,802, it is the 102nd largest city in Michigan and the 3360th largest city in the United States. Alma is currently declining at a rate of -0.67% annually and its population has decreased by -6.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,383 in 2010. Alma reached it's highest population of 9,790 in 1970. Spanning over 6 miles, Alma has a population density of 1,494 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alma is $46,300 with a poverty rate of 29.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $617 per month, and the median house value is $86,200. The median age in Alma is 30.9 years, 29 years for males, and 33.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.

Alma Demographics

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

  • White: 94.24%
  • Black or African American: 3.40%
  • Two or more races: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Alma, Michigan is 8,802, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,920.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,383.

Alma, Michigan Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202039,775-412-1.04%
201940,187-412-1.03%
201840,599-412-1.01%
201741,011680.17%
201640,943-376-0.92%
201541,319-143-0.35%
201441,462-469-1.13%
201341,931-47-0.11%
201241,978-134-0.32%
201142,112-319-0.76%
201042,4310.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,53094.24%
Black or African American3083.40%
Two or More Races981.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native640.71%
Some Other Race260.29%
Asian250.28%

Alma Population Pyramid 2020

Alma Median Age

30.9


Total

29


Male

33.1


Female

Alma Adults

There are 7,374 adults, (1,473 of whom are seniors) in Alma.

Alma Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Alma Sex Ratio

Female

4,602

50.85%

Male

4,449

49.15%

Alma Households and Families

Alma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Alma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.7%25.3%
Male68.9%31.1%
All55.5%44.5%
Female44.6%55.4%
Non Family44%56%

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5792.0955.5
Non Family1,6221.2144
Married1,1692.8374.7
Female5982.8844.6
Male1902.5468.9

2.67

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

11.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Alma Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade771.48%
9th to 12th Grade1703.26%
High School Graduate1,78034.14%
Some College1,56329.98%
Associates Degree4919.42%
Bachelors Degree56410.82%
Graduate Degree56910.91%

Alma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,7034,5071,060
Hispanic36933026
Black12311134
Native American525213
Multiple Races3533
Other Race2616
Asian2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 27.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,345$34,068$25,999
Less Than High School$$32,667$
High School Grad$24,938$26,964$19,701
Some College$29,796$31,250$28,363
Bachelors Degree$43,190$52,868$23,750
Graduate Degree$48,618$46,875$50,625

$29,345

Average Earnings

$34,068

Average Male

$25,999

Average Female

Alma Language

Alma Language by Age

Alma Language

97.21% of Alma residents speak only English, while 2.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.02% of the population.

Alma Poverty

Alma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,5681,92029.23%
Hispanic65021332.77%
Black26714152.81%
Multiple651624.62%
Other261038.46%

29.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.98%

Male Poverty Rate

30.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alma is Black, with 52.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alma is Multiple, with 24.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.73%
High School23.82%
Some College19.62%
Bachelors or Greater8.18%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed76.00%
Male Unemployed74.48%
Female Employed17.82%
Male Employed15.80%

Alma Income

Alma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,135$46,300
Families$46,750$57,931
Married Families$66,055-
Non Families$22,174$29,170

Alma Marital Status

Alma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.1%

Male Marriage Rate

30.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Alma Married by Age and Sex

Alma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alma Marital Status by Race

Alma Veterans

583

Number of Veterans

495

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam188
Second Gulf War144
First Gulf War95
World War II59
Korea50
Age Group Veterans
75+185
65 to 74138
18 to 34122
55 to 6477
35 to 5461
Name Veterans % of Total
White5618.08%
Asian2288.00%
Hispanic143.03%

$Alma Veterans by Education

16.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alma Employment Status

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Alma Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

84.54%

Born in Michigan

98.59%

Native Born

1.41%

Foreign Born

0.35%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.59% of Alma residents were born in the United States, with 84.54% having been born in Michigan. 0.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,802-59-0.67%
20198,861-59-0.66%
20188,920-77-0.86%
20178,997-59-0.65%
20169,056-55-0.60%
20159,111-48-0.52%
20149,159-60-0.65%
20139,219-34-0.37%
20129,253-54-0.58%
20119,307-57-0.61%
20109,364890.10%
20009,2752410.26%
19909,034-618-0.66%
19809,652-138-0.14%
19709,7908120.87%
19608,9786370.74%
19508,3411,1391.48%
19407,2024680.67%
19306,734-808-1.13%
19207,5424,78510.59%
19102,7570.00%