For population 25 years and over in Elma:
For population 15 years and over in Elma town:
309 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 0.5% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheektowaga, NY (8.8 miles , pop. 79,988).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Buffalo, NY (12.2 miles , pop. 292,648).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (266.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Elma Center, NY (0.9 miles ), Billington Heights, NY (1.6 miles ), East Aurora, NY (2.0 miles ), Marilla, NY (2.3 miles ), Lancaster, NY (2.4 miles ), Town Line, NY (2.4 miles ), West Seneca, NY (2.5 miles ), Orchard Park, NY (2.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.82 N, Longitude: 78.64 W
Work and jobs in Elma: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Elma, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Elma-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/19/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Elma town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 27.8 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Elma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from Elma center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/1995 at 14:22:32, a magnitude 3.0 (2.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from Elma center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Erie County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Les Kuntar - Ice hockey goaltender.
Hospitals/medical centers near Elma:
Amtrak stations near Elma:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elma:
Public high school in Elma:
Public elementary/middle schools in Elma:
See full list of schools located in Elma, School District: IROQUOIS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Private elementary/middle school in Elma:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.275. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
5 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
16 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
7 people in religious group quarters in 2000
Elma compared to New York state average:
Banks with branches in Elma (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Elma town (based on Erie County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.38%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 236
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
2.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,341 average adjusted gross income)
0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($879 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,044 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($549 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Elma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 44See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Elma, NY
Total length: 213 meters (699ft)
Total costs: $78,118,000
Total average daily traffic: 341,133
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,148
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Elma, NY)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elma)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Elma)
FAA Registered Aircraft:10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elma, NY
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Total of 50 patent applications in 2008-2014.