Elma is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 534 people and just one neighborhood, Elma is the 356th largest community in Iowa. Elma has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Elma is a blue-collar town, with 46.55% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Elma is a city of production and manufacturing workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elma who work in office and administrative support (10.18%), teaching (8.36%) and healthcare suport services (6.18%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Elma has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Elma a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.