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Alma, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The City of Alma had a population of 3,509 as of July 1, 2017. Alma ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 31.5433 and longitude -82.4756 in Bacon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Bacon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Alma (GNIS ID: 2403087) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alma is located within Alma Division of Bacon 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alma: The Queen City.

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


Total Population 3,509
Daytime Population: Workers 3,568
Daytime Population: Residents 2,126
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.62
Population in Households 3,285
Population in Familes 2,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 224
Population Density2 633
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $31,084
Average Household Income $46,495
Per Capita Income $17,809


Total Housing Units 1,493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 633 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 650 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $70,248
Average Home Value $86,155


Total Households 1,284
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 833
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% 0.22%
Households 0.21% 0.23%
Families 0.3% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Alma, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 209 67th
Population Density # 275 56th
Diversity Index # 136 78th
Median Household Income # 510 19th
Per Capita Income # 472 25th

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