According to deluxesurveillance, Alma, Nebraska is an unincorporated community located in Harlan County in the southeastern part of the state. It is situated at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and Nebraska Highway 11. With a population of just over 200 people, Alma is known for its small-town charm and friendly atmosphere.
The town was established in 1886 when the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad built a station near the area, making it a convenient stopping point for travelers on their way to Omaha or Lincoln. The town was named after Alma Ladd, daughter of William Ladd, who owned much of the land in the area at that time.
Alma has always been an agricultural center; cattle and sheep ranching were popular in the area during its early years, as well as farming crops such as corn and wheat. In more recent years, however, Alma has become known for its annual celebration of Pioneer Days which celebrates its heritage and includes events such as parades, rodeos and carnivals with live music performances from local bands throughout the day.
The town has two churches: St Peter’s Catholic Church and United Methodist Church; both are active members of their respective denominations and serve as places of worship for local residents. Additionally, there is an elementary school located within city limits that serves students from kindergarten through sixth grade; it also offers after-school programs to help children stay engaged with their studies while providing fun activities throughout the year.
According to electronicsmatter, Alma also offers several recreational opportunities including camping at nearby Harlan Lake State Recreation Area or exploring one of several natural attractions such as Chimney Rock National Historic Site or Fort Robinson State Park which features scenic trails perfect for hiking or biking enthusiasts alike!
With its quaint atmosphere and rural charm, Alma proves to be a great place to live or visit for those looking to escape from city life without sacrificing convenience or amenities. From outdoor activities to local events, there’s something for everyone here – whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or an adventurous trip.
Population: 1,214. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,110 (-8.6% change)
Males: 554 (45.6%), Females: 660 (54.4%)
Zip code: 68920
Median resident age: 46.5 years
Median household income: $27,315
Median house value: $49,400
Races in Alma:
- White Non-Hispanic (98.8%)
- Hispanic (0.6%)
- Two or more races (0.6%)
Ancestries: German (34.7%), United States (11.2%), English (11.0%), Swedish (8.8%), Irish (7.8%), Danish (3.1%).
Elevation: 2000 feet
Land area: 0.7 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Alma
- High school or higher: 81.6%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.5%
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
- Unemployed: 3.1%
- Mean travel time to work: 13.8 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Alma city
- Never married: 17.0%
- Now married: 59.9%
- Separated: 1.0%
- Widowed: 13.2%
- Divorced: 8.9%
0.2% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-0.5%).
Hospital/medical center in Alma:
- HARLAN COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM (717 NORTH BROWN STREET PO BOX 836)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Alma:
- PHILLIPS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; PHILLIPSBURG, KS)
- PHELPS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (about 23 miles; HOLDREGE, NE)
- FRANKLIN COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; FRANKLIN, NE)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alma:
- KEARNEY MUNI (about 50 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Abbreviation: EAR)
- HASTINGS MUNI (about 74 miles; HASTINGS, NE; Abbreviation: HSI)
- MC COOK MUNI (about 85 miles; MC COOK, NE; Abbreviation: MCK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alma:
- ALMA MUNICIPAL (about 3 miles; ALMA, NE; Abbreviation: 4D9)
- HARLAN COUNTY LAKE (about 10 miles; ALMA, NE; Abbreviation: H63)
- BREWSTER FIELD (about 25 miles; HOLDREGE, NE; Abbreviation: HDE)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:
- UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (about 56 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,588)
- CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,730)
- FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; HAYS, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,572)
- BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 126 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
- HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 174 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
- NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 175 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
- SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 191 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,137)
Public high school in Alma:
- ALMA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 162; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Alma:
- ALMA ELEMENTARY AT ALMA (Students: 171; Grades: PK – 06)
Library in Alma:
- HOESCH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $60,044; Location: CITY PARK WEST 2ND; 13,546 books; 130 audio materials; 484 video materials; 45 serial subscriptions)