Alma, Missouri

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Alma is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri, United States. The population was 399 at the 2000 census. Bob Mahony is the present mayor.



Alma is located at 39°5′45″N 93°32′46″W / 39.09583°N 93.54611°W / 39.09583; -93.54611 (39.095810, -93.546204)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 399 people, 179 households, and 117 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,476.7 people per square mile (570.6/km²). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 703.2/sq mi (271.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.50% White, and 0.50% from two or more races.

There were 179 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,426, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $28,942 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,000. About 0.9% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.


Alma is home to Santa Fe High School. The school mascot is the Chiefs. In 2000 the Chiefs football team defeated St. Vincent 12-0 to win the Missouri Class 1A state football title. In May 2008 the Chiefs took first in Missouri Class 1A State baseball title. This after coming in as fourth in baseball the year before.

Trinity Lutheran School is a accredited Lutheran LCMS Elementary School and is associated with Trinity Lutheran Church. Upon Graduation, most kids go onto Santa Fe High School, while some go on to either St Paul Lutheran High in Concordia, MO, or other local public high schools. Athletically, Trinity's mascot is a Tiger.

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