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Elma, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Elma had a population of 553 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Elma is located at latitude 43.2466 and longitude -92.436 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elma 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.


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Elma, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Elma, IA Housing Affordability Index is 250
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Elma, IA Wealth Index is 64
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 553 (100%)
Population in Households 530 (95.8%)
Population in Families 435 (78.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 23 ( 4.2%)
Population Density 429
Diversity Index2 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,144
Average Household Income $59,234
Per Capita Income $22,833
Wealth Index4 64

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $80,769
Housing Affordability Index3 250
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.14% -0.07%
Households 0.18% -0.16%
Families 1.16% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Elma, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elma to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 439 57th
Population Density # 684 32nd
Diversity Index # 434 57th
Median Household Income # 963 5th
Per Capita Income # 945 6th

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