Alma is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 3,380 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alma is the 192nd largest community in Georgia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Alma is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.06% of the Alma workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Alma is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alma who work in sales jobs (11.73%), management occupations (8.00%), and office and administrative support (6.36%).
One of the benefits of Alma is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.54 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Alma has a very low overall level of education: only 8.95% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Alma in 2018 was $17,248, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,992 for a family of four. Alma also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.21% 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. Important ancestries of people in Alma include Irish, German, English, British, and Moroccan.
The most common language spoken in Alma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.