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Alma is a town in Allegany County.
Alma is in the Southern Tier region.
One tradition says the name derives from Latin for "nourishing." Another says the community was named for a city in Germany.
The latitude of Alma is 42.047N. The longitude is -78.018W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,546 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 847.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allegany 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 14708 ZIP code.
25% of Alma residents report German ancestry, and 20% 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 $13,061, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% 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 $333. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $631.
Allegany 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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