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Alma is a city in Harlan County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the daughter of N.P. Cook, early settler.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Alma. For links to other places called Alma, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alma is 40.097N. The longitude is -99.361W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,975 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,174.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harlan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68920 ZIP code.
37% of Alma residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alma was $14,795, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Alma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $634.
Libraries in Alma include Hoesch Memorial Public Library ... View libraries
Harlan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alma political report.
The average commute time for Alma workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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