Alma, MI

Census Place

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2022 Population
9,436
0.106% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.7
0.926% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.8%
9.76% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,375
11.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$97,300
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,195
1.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Alma, MI had a population of 9.44k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $44,375. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alma, MI grew from 9,426 to 9,436, a 0.106% increase and its median household income grew from $39,898 to $44,375, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alma, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.65%).

None of the households in Alma, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Alma, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alma, MI are Alma College (362 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Alma, MI was $97,300, and the homeownership rate was 60.8%.

Most people in Alma, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Alma, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Alma, MI is home to a population of 9.44k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.24% of Alma, MI residents were born outside of the country (211 people).

In 2022, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.87k people) in Alma, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 743 White (Hispanic) and 223 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Alma, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alma, MI was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alma, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.87k ± 282
  2. White (Hispanic)
    743 ± 190
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    223 ± 142
11%
Hispanic Population
1.04k people

In 2022, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.87k people) in Alma, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 743 White (Hispanic) and 223 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11% of the people in Alma, MI are hispanic (1.04k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
211 people
2.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
197 people

As of 2022, 2.24% of Alma, MI residents (211 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alma, MI was 2.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    76 ± 80
  2. Vietnam
    48 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    40 ± 40

Alma, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alma, MI employs 4.2k people. The largest industries in Alma, MI are Educational Services (845 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (791 people), and Retail Trade (608 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($58,973), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,696), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,125).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.2k
2022 Value
± 472
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 15.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alma, MI grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 4.15k employees to 4.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alma, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (458 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (447 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (447 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alma, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.2k
2022 Value
± 472
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 15.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alma, MI grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 4.15k employees to 4.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alma, MI, are Educational Services (845 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (791 people), and Retail Trade (608 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alma, MI, though some of these residents may live in Alma, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,639
Median earning men ± $6,647
$25,234
Median earning women ± $5,007

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($72,616), Public Administration ($58,973), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,295).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,583), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($29,202), and Manufacturing ($27,045).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Alma, MI awarded 362 degrees. The student population of Alma, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 588 male students and 672 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alma, MI are White (318 and 89.6%), followed by Two or More Races (12 and 3.38%), Hispanic or Latino (9 and 2.54%), and Unknown (6 and 1.69%).

The largest universities in Alma, MI by number of degrees awarded are Alma College (362 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alma, MI are General Psychology (40 and 11%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (31 and 8.56%), and Registered Nursing (21 and 5.8%).

The median tuition cost in Alma, MI for private four year colleges is $45,346.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Alma, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,260 (46.7% men and 53.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,260 students enrolled in Alma, MI, 46.7% men and 53.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,008 records, of which 54.7% were women and 45.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 31 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Alma, MI was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 31 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
362 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alma College with 362 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 119 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alma, MI, which is 0.49 times less than the 243 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 318 degrees mean that there were 26.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($45,346) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($270) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($850) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alma, MI was $97,300 in 2022, which is 0.345 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $86,000 to $97,300, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Alma, MI is 60.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alma, MI have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alma, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alma, MI is $44,375. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Alma, MI was Census Tract 2 with a value of $76,435, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $45,884 and $44,239.

Property

$97,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,500
$2,152
Median Property Taxes
±$319

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alma, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.8% of the housing units in Alma, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 6
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alma, MI was Census Tract 2 with a value of $76,435, followed by Census Tract 6 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $45,884 and $44,239.

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Household Income

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$44,375
Median Household Income
± $6,784
3.54k
Number of Households
± 455

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.54k households in Alma, MI grew to $44,375 from the previous year's value of $39,898.

The following chart displays the households in Alma, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alma, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.8%)
  3. Walked (7.14%)

In 2022, 73.9% of workers in Alma, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.8%) and those who walked to work (7.14%).

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alma, MI have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.04% of the workforce in Alma, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alma, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alma, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alma, MI (1.7k out of 7.79k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alma, MI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.8% of the population of Alma, MI has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 9.99% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gratiot County, MI see 1939 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.1% decrease from the previous year (2256 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2370 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 530 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,939 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gratiot County, MI

Primary care physicians in Gratiot County, MI see an average of 1,939 patients per year. This represents a 14.1% decrease from the previous year (2,256 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gratiot County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 29.4% between 18 and 34 years, 30.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.19%
Uninsured
50.3%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
9.99%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alma, MI grew by 17.1% from 3.57% to 4.19%.

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