Elma, IA Profile: Facts & Data

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Elma, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Elma had a population of 551 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (GNIS ID: 2394669) 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.

The City of Elma is located within Township of Afton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

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, 2018.


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Elma, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 551
Population in Households 528
Population in Familes 431
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 428
Diversity Index3 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,811
Average Household Income $64,722
Per Capita Income $25,432

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $69,753
Average Home Value $142,154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.11% -0.04%
Households 0.1% -0.08%
Families 1.3% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Elma, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elma to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 438 57th
Population Density # 691 32nd
Diversity Index # 492 51st
Median Household Income # 946 6th
Per Capita Income # 796 21st

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