Alma is the largest city in Gratiot County in the state of Michigan. It was classified as a city in 1905, and its population at the 2000 census was 9,275.
Alma is the birthplace of famous modernist architect Ralph Rapson. It is also otherwise noteworthy for the annual Highland Festival which brings members of Scottish clans and interested onlookers together for a weekend of Highland dancing, bagpipes, kilts, and camaraderie. The Highland Festival is held each year over Memorial Day weekend.
The population has a majority of White Americans. A small percentage of the population comprises people of Hispanic origin.