Alma is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 3,536 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alma is the 192nd largest community in Georgia.
Alma is a blue-collar town, with 37.97% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Alma is a city of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alma who work in teaching (10.34%), management occupations (9.35%), and sales jobs (9.10%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.22 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of adults in Alma with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.41% of adults in Alma have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Alma in 2010 was $17,230, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,920 for a family of four. However, Alma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Alma also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.70% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Alma is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alma residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alma also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alma include Irish, German, Jamaican, and French .
The most common language spoken in Alma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.