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The City of Elma had a population of 561 as of July 1, 2021.
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 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.
|Total Population||561 (100%)|
|Population in Households||539 (96.1%)|
|Population in Families||441 (78.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||22 ( 3.9%)|
|Median Household Income||$52,693|
|Average Household Income||$66,261|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||8%|
|Per Capita Income||$25,547|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||286 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||193 (67.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||55 (19.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||38 (13.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$94,262|
|Average Home Value||$148,067|
|Housing Affordability Index3||317|
|Average Household Size||2.17|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.72%|
|Per Capita Income||1.67%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.0%|
The table below compares Elma to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 435||57th|
|Population Density||# 684||32nd|
|Median Household Income||# 745||26th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 870||86th|
|Per Capita Income||# 886||12th|
|Diversity Index||# 449||55th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.