Elma, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 527 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.9%
 
Males: 249  (47.4%)
Females: 278  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

49.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50628.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,144 (it was $27,417 in 2000)
Elma:

$49,144
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,453 (it was $15,263 in 2000)

Elma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $64,291 (it was $35,100 in 2000)
Elma:

$64,291
IA:

$158,900

Median gross rent in 2019: $588.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elma: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.6%
(24.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Elma, Iowa as of January 21, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elma is 284 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (39.3%), Irish (9.6%), Czech (8.8%), English (7.1%), Norwegian (5.9%), American (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/11/1891

Elevation: 1190 feet

Land area: 1.29 square miles.

Population density: 409 people per square mile   (low).

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2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $747 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,043 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (52.3 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (122.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (261.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Alta Vista, IA (1.9 miles ),
North Washington, IA (3.0 miles),
Colwell, IA (3.1 miles),
Riceville, IA (3.2 miles ),
New Haven, IA (3.3 miles),
Bassett, IA (3.6 miles),
New Hampton, IA (3.8 miles ),
Jacksonville, IA (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 43.25 N, Longitude: 92.44 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Elma, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Elma, IA in 2019
Elma satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $170,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Elma, IA residents
Average permit cost in Elma, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

3.1%
Most common industries in Elma, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (21.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.9%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (36.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Elma, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Elma, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elma-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Elma city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.2 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 244.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 408.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 387.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 408.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 253.8 miles away from Elma center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Howard County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Elma:

  • COLONIAL MANOR (9TH AND MAPLE)
  • COLONIAL MANOR OF ELMA (407 9TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Elma:

  • RICEVILLE FAMILY CARE AND THERAPY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RICEVILLE, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-NEW HAMPTON Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)
  • CHICKASAW CO PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)
  • NEW HAMPTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elma:

  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 30 miles; Calmar, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 33 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 36 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 42 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 43 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 51 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)

Public school in Elma:

  • ELMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 319 OAK ST, Grades: PK)

Library in Elma:

  • ELMA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $35,813; Location: 710 BUSTI AVE; 9,017 books; 160 audio materials; 468 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 40 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elma: City of Elma Sewer Plant (A), Maple Heights Golf and Country Club (B), Elma Fire Department (C), Elma City Hall (D), Elma Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elma include: Immaculate Conception Church (A), Elma United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Howard Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Mead Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Howard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elma and their reported violations in the past:

ELMA WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 546, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elma that have no violations reported:

  • ST PAULS MAPLE LEAF LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: 13431 HOWARD AVE , Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • QUAMS GOOD TIMES BAR & GRILL (Address: 17511 LOURDES RD , Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
47 people in nursing homes in 2000
11 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Elma (2011 data):

  • Peoples Savings Bank: at 328 Main Street, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $59.2 mil, Deposits: $46.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: R & J Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Elma:

Marital status in Elma, IA
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

For population 25 years and over in Elma:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Elma
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elma, IA (based on Howard County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,9305
Mainline Protestant2,91414
Evangelical Protestant1,1048
Other2-
None1,616-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Howard County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Howard County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

11.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Howard County:

15.9%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.7%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elma:

44.6%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Elma:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elma:

18.2%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.7%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elma:

7.0
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elma:

29.6%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Elma:

56.5%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Elma:

71.3%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elma, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$3,524$42,2880$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$2,203
Totals for Government 1$3,524$42,2881$2,203

Elma government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $185,000 ($351.04)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $148,000 ($280.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $143,000 ($271.35)
    General - Other: $60,000 ($113.85)
    Financial Administration: $54,000 ($102.47)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($98.67)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($75.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($66.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($53.13)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($36.05)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($9.49)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($5.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($1.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($77.80)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $5,000 ($9.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $105,000 ($199.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($7.59)

Elma government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $55,000 ($104.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($49.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $101,000 ($191.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $25,000 ($47.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $31,000 ($58.82)
    Rents: $19,000 ($36.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($13.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $68,000 ($129.03)
    Other: $2,000 ($3.80)
  • Tax - Property: $164,000 ($311.20)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $66,000 ($125.24)
    Other License: $2,000 ($3.80)

Elma government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,147,000 ($2176.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,106,000 ($2098.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,000 ($77.80)

Elma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $205,000 ($388.99)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elma:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elma:

  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCZQ (102.3 FM; CRESCO, IA; Owner: MEGA MEDIA, LTD.)
  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elma:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)

Elma fatal accident list:

May 21, 1981 08:15 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.3mTotal length
  • 4,535Total average daily traffic
  • 518Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,535Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elma, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elma, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elma)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Hwy 63 & 272 1 Mi E .5 Mi N 1 Mi E .5 Mi S (Lat: 43.251361 Lon: -92.127944), Call Sign: KNAJ990, Licensee ID: L00031108,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.350 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2001, Expiration Date: 04/08/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2011, Registrant: Patrick J Smith, 18325 Pine Ave, Elma, IA 50628, Phone: (515) 364-7972
  • 7 Mi N & 1 Mi W (Lat: 43.349972 Lon: -92.456556), Call Sign: KNGA525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz, Grant Date: 07/01/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Registrant: 12149 Fir Ave, Elma, IA 50628-8267, Phone: (641) 985-2634, Email:
  • 3354 330th Street (Lat: 43.067500 Lon: -92.648889), Call Sign: WPYL977,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.545 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2003, Expiration Date: 09/05/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Certifier: Ken Heimendinger, Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • Lat: 43.269722 Lon: -92.583611, Call Sign: WQSE517,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.835 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/10/2023, Certifier: Karl Fox, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:
  • 15749 Howard Ave (Lat: 43.287500 Lon: -92.411667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 29.2 m, Overall height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WQSX980, Licensee ID: L01808041,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.200 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2013, Expiration Date: 12/06/2023, Certifier: Nathan Boyle, Registrant: Nathan Boyle, 15301 Howard Ave, Elma, IA 50628, Phone: (641) 330-0504, Email:
  • Lat: 43.243889 Lon: -92.435556, Call Sign: WQVB228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.475 MHz, 461.125 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2014, Expiration Date: 12/11/2024, Certifier: James Hoover, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • LOURDES, 14065 185th Street (Lat: 43.249528 Lon: -92.294611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99 m, Call Sign: WPUC920,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ELMA, 7536 200th Street (Lat: 43.226917 Lon: -92.425472), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQHM642,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2017, Expiration Date: 09/11/2027, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • FETT, 12798 155th St (Lat: 43.288889 Lon: -92.321833), Type: Silo, Structure height: 42 m, Overall height: 43 m, Call Sign: WQZQ887,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 07/12/2017, Expiration Date: 07/12/2027, Certifier: Corey Hauer, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • WS-ELMA-RL03, 7724 150th St (Lat: 43.298722 Lon: -92.423639), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WREX811, Licensee ID: L01166198,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2019, Expiration Date: 12/27/2029, Certifier: Brian Corman, Registrant: Bob, LLC Dba Business Only Broadband, 999 Oak Creek Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 590-6006, Email:
  • WS-ELMA-RL01, 4121 170th St (Lat: 43.269972 Lon: -92.492944), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WREX814, Licensee ID: L01166198,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2019, Expiration Date: 12/27/2029, Certifier: Brian Corman, Registrant: Bob, LLC Dba Business Only Broadband, 999 Oak Creek Drive, Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 590-6006, Email:
  • HOWARD MONOP, 10101 175th Street (Lat: 43.262028 Lon: -92.376667), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WRFH525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz... (+11 more), Grant Date: 03/03/2020, Expiration Date: 03/03/2030, Certifier: Vassil N Vutov, Registrant: Pcs Technologies, Inc, 30 West Water Street, St Paul, MN 55107, Phone: (651) 222-5881, Fax: (651) 228-2645, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: W0CAJ, Licensee ID: L00371257, Grant Date: 05/12/2011, Expiration Date: 07/09/2021, Certifier: Edward J Kovarik, Registrant: Edward J Kovarik, 15249 Us Hwy 63, Elma, IA 50628-8109
  • Call Sign: W0DFC, Grant Date: 10/31/1995, Expiration Date: 10/31/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2001, Registrant: Orrie E Thompson, 101 Plum St, Elma, IA 50628
  • Call Sign: WA0JKG, Grant Date: 05/31/1994, Expiration Date: 05/31/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2006, Registrant: James J Kovarik, Rt 1 Box 174, Elma, IA 50628
  • Call Sign: KD0GFW, Licensee ID: L01459276, Grant Date: 12/17/2018, Expiration Date: 01/16/2029, Certifier: Darrell W Knecht, Registrant: Darrell W Knecht, 708 Maple Street, Elma, IA 50628
  • Call Sign: KD0NBZ, Licensee ID: L01604435, Grant Date: 11/21/2020, Expiration Date: 11/23/2030, Certifier: Jake F Burke, Registrant: Jake F Burke, 508 Elm St, Elma, IA 50628
  • Call Sign: KE0UTC, Licensee ID: L02247988, Grant Date: 03/05/2019, Expiration Date: 03/05/2029, Certifier: Levi J Ptacek, Registrant: Levi J Ptacek, 9127 160th Street, Elma, IA 50628

Most common first names in Elma, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2176.9 years
Frank1880.3 years
James1674.1 years
Mary1586.2 years
William1380.4 years
Anna1287.5 years
Leo1179.1 years
Joseph1182.9 years
Charles1079.8 years
Margaret1087.0 years
Most common last names in Elma, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1677.5 years
Gansen1378.2 years
Mcgrane1279.2 years
Chihak1083.2 years
Biwer1086.4 years
Smith882.5 years
Roethler862.9 years
Zobeck877.2 years
Miller778.7 years
Fitzgerald770.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elma, IA
  • 69.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.3%Electricity
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elma, IA
  • 49.0%Electricity
  • 39.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Utility gas


Elma compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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