Alma, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alma, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Alma had a population of 357 as of July 1, 2017. Alma ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 32.2762 and longitude -96.5432 in Ellis County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ellis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Town of Alma (GNIS ID: 2412351) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Alma is located within Ennis Division of Ellis 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, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 357
Daytime Population: Workers 77
Daytime Population: Residents 185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 262
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 357
Population in Familes 316
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 72
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $43,709
Average Household Income $59,331
Per Capita Income $20,188


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $120,588
Average Home Value $172,250


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 94
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 1.05% 1.04%
Households 0.96% 1.14%
Families 0.91% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Alma, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 1378 21st
Population Density # 1680 4th
Diversity Index # 479 73rd
Median Household Income # 1000 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1200 31st

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