Alma, MI (City Center)




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About Alma, MI (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Alma is $81,391, which is less expensive than 73.5% of Michigan neighborhoods and 73.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Alma City Center is currently $754, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 74.1% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Alma City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Alma, Michigan.

Real estate in the City Center of Alma, MI is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in Alma City Center are 6.0%, which is lower than one will find in 69.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Alma City Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Alma, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Alma City Center neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.7% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Michigan.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Alma City Center neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 17.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Alma City Center neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Alma City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 68.7% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Alma are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 28.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Alma City Center neighborhood, 34.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.7%), and 15.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Alma, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.0%), and residents who report English roots (10.5%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (8.0%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Alma City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.8%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Alma City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (68.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (81.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Alma 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Alma 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86
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Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Alma Adult Education
1500 Pine Ave
Alma, MI, 48801
M-M
Alma Senior High School
1500 Pine Ave
Alma, MI, 48801
09-12
Hillcrest Elementary School
515 East Elizabeth St
Alma, MI, 48801
02-03
Donald L. Pavlik Middle School
1700 Pine Ave
Alma, MI, 48801
06-08
Luce Road Elementary School
6265 North Luce Rd
Alma, MI, 48801
PK-01
Pine Avenue Elementary School
1025 Pine Ave
Alma, MI, 48801
04-05

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