Elma is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,018 people and just one neighborhood, Elma is the 152nd largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Elma isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elma are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elma is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elma who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), management occupations (11.59%) and healthcare (8.95%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.92% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In Elma, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Elma is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.