The City of Elma had a population of 556 as of July 1, 2015.
The primary coordinate point for Elma is located at latitude 43.2459 and longitude -92.4393 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elma (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,188 feet.
The City of Elma has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
|Population in Households||532|
|Population in Familes||438|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||24|
|Average Household Size||2.17|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||273 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||184 (67.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||61 (22.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||28 (10.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$81,538|
|Average Home Value||$109,103|
|Median Household Income||$38,471|
|Average Household Income||$62,622|
|Per Capita Income||$24,605|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.76%|
|Per Capita Income||3.08%|
The table below compares Elma to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 439||57th|
|Population Density1||# 691||32nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 413||60th|
|Median Household Income||# 954||6th|
|Per Capita Income||# 663||34th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.