Alma, Missouri

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Alma, Missouri
City
Location of Alma, Missouri
Location of Alma, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°5′45″N 93°32′46″W / 39.09583°N 93.54611°W / 39.09583; -93.54611Coordinates: 39°5′45″N 93°32′46″W / 39.09583°N 93.54611°W / 39.09583; -93.54611[1]
Country United States
State Missouri
County Lafayette
Incorporated 1878[2]
Area[3]
 • 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)[4]
 • Total 402
 • Estimate (2016)[5] 394
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (550/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64001
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-00802[6]
GNIS feature ID 0713242[7]

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

History[edit]

Alma was laid out in 1879 when the railroad was extended to that point. [8] A post office called Alma has been in operation since 1879.[9] The community has the name of Alma Woodson, the daughter of one of the founders.[8]

Geography[edit]

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.[3]

Demographics[edit]

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. 2016 394 [5] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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[edit]

As of the census[6] 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.

Education[edit]

Alma is home to Santa Fe High School. The school mascot is the Chiefs. In 2000 the Chiefs football team defeated St. Vincent 12-0 to win the Missouri Class 1A state football title. In May 2008 and again in 2012, the Chiefs took first in Missouri Class 1A State baseball title. This after coming in as fourth in baseball the year before.

Trinity Lutheran School is an accredited Lutheran LCMS Elementary School and is associated with Trinity Lutheran Church. Upon Graduation, most kids go onto Santa Fe High School, while some go on to either St Paul Lutheran High in Concordia, MO, or other local public high schools. Athletically, Trinity's mascot is a Tiger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/publications/municipalities07.pdf
  3. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ a b "Lafayette County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 2016-06-24. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.