Alma, Colorado

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The historic Town of Alma is a Statutory Town located in Park County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 179 at the U.S. Census 2000.

At an elevation of approximately 10,578 feet (3,224 m), it is the second highest incorporated municipality in the United States.[2] Alma, which took the title from Leadville, Colorado, held on to the number one spot until 2006 when Winter Park, Colorado, became the highest incorporated town due to its annexation of a ski area[6]. Alma still has the highest developed municipality in the United States as Winter Park's claim to be the highest is due to their annexation of the ski area above the town and at the elevations above Alma's elevation the only development is ski lifts.

The town was named by a merchant named Mr. James, after his wife.[4]



Alma is located at 39°17′03″N 106°03′48″W / 39.284116°N 106.063322°W / 39.284116; -106.063322[7], along State Highway 9.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 179 people, 94 households, and 40 families residing in the town. The population density was 523.6 people per square mile (203.3/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 430.0/sq mi (166.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.74% White, 2.23% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 3.35% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.35% of the population.

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