Elma, NY

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Living in Elma

Elma is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,588 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elma is the 165th largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elma is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elma is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elma who work in management occupations (13.37%), office and administrative support (10.67%), and sales jobs (9.43%).

Because of many things, Elma is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Elma really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Elma perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Elma is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Elma ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Elma, 42.33% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Elma in 2018 was $42,380, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,520 for a family of four. However, Elma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Elma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elma residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Elma include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Elma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.