Elma, NY


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Elma is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,507 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elma is the 165th largest community in New York.

Elma is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elma is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elma who work in office and administrative support (13.02%), management occupations (11.39%), and sales jobs (9.32%).

Overall, Elma’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Elma has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Elma has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Elma than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Elma may be for you.

The citizens of Elma are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.75% of adults in Elma have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elma in 2010 was $34,479, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,916 for a family of four.

The people who call Elma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elma residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elma include Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Elma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.