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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-
Alma is a town in Michigan with a population of 9,051. Alma is in Gratiot County. Living in Alma offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Alma and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Alma are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Alma Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    156.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    55.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    212.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    928
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    24%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Alma

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,135
National
$55,322
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Alma Reviews

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Alma is a small Midwestern town in the middle of the Mitten. We use our palm to show others where our towns are located. Alma College is located here and is a flurry of excitement every fall. Alma College is a liberal arts college with football, tennis and many other activities. Alma is considered Scotland USA. Every year, the Highland Festival takes place with Pipe bands, traditional competitions and great traditional Scottish food. This festival is held on the Alma College Campus. Alma has quite a famous Pizza place called Pizza Sams and it has been in business for 50 years.
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Alma is a very nice town with a bunch of lovely neighborhoods. The people are very family friendly and there’s always a good place to eat such as Pizza Sams or Main Cafe. The public schools aren’t as good. The schools are very good with informing, teaching, and providing a welcoming atmosphere
It is a quaint town has most of what our family needs, and if they done My. Pleasant MI is only 15-20 minutes away!