Alma, Nebraska

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Alma is a city in Harlan County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,214 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Harlan County[3]. The town is named after a daughter of one of the early settlers. The town is near the Harlan County Reservoir.

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Geography

Alma is located at 40°6′3″N 99°21′45″W / 40.10083°N 99.3625°W / 40.10083; -99.3625 (40.100733, -99.362618)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Alma is located at the junction of US Route 136 and US Route 183. The community is at the northwest end of Harlan County Lake.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,214 people, 520 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,744.7 people per square mile (669.6/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 853.7/sq mi (327.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.18% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 520 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% 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 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

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