Elma, Washington

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Population in 2017: 3,092 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 
Males: 1,642  (53.1%)
Females: 1,450  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98541.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,349 (it was $32,031 in 2000)
Elma:

$46,349
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,307 (it was $13,629 in 2000)

Elma city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,069 (it was $96,000 in 2000)
Elma:

$173,069
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $183,538; detached houses: $190,609; mobile homes: $132,709

Median gross rent in 2017: $604.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elma: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.9%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.0% for Black residents, 43.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Elma, WA (2010)
    • 2,58883.3%White alone
    • 2056.6%Hispanic
    • 1334.3%Two or more races
    • 752.4%American Indian alone
    • 642.1%Asian alone
    • 311.0%Black alone
    • 110.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Elma detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Elma, Washington as of October 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elma is 284 to 1.


Crime rates in Elma by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(31.3)
2
(62.2)
3
(94.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.2)
1
(32.2)
2
(63.4)
2
(64.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(66.4)
1
(33.4)
1
(33.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(31.3)
1
(31.1)
4
(125.9)
2
(63.6)
3
(96.3)
4
(128.9)
2
(63.4)
2
(64.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.1)
4
(131.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(62.6)
2
(62.2)
3
(94.4)
10
(317.9)
6
(192.7)
9
(290.0)
4
(126.7)
3
(96.0)
4
(131.9)
6
(199.2)
3
(100.1)
7
(231.8)
6
(197.1)
5
(161.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
67
(2,096)
55
(1,709)
83
(2,613)
50
(1,589)
38
(1,220)
44
(1,418)
35
(1,109)
47
(1,504)
40
(1,319)
37
(1,228)
34
(1,134)
38
(1,258)
21
(689.9)
17
(550.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
211
(6,600)
192
(5,966)
172
(5,414)
154
(4,895)
113
(3,629)
104
(3,352)
113
(3,580)
126
(4,032)
91
(3,000)
79
(2,623)
91
(3,036)
87
(2,881)
70
(2,300)
58
(1,878)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
29
(907.1)
28
(870.1)
33
(1,039)
9
(286.1)
18
(578.0)
5
(161.1)
16
(507.0)
8
(256.0)
12
(395.6)
7
(232.4)
9
(300.3)
6
(198.7)
12
(394.2)
7
(226.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(31.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
1
(32.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)530.2499.4614.7412.6395.6368.7356.5376.6270.4312.4271.6302.0250.7190.0

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City-data.com crime index in Elma, WA

Crime rate in Elma detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: German (18.1%), Norwegian (14.0%), Irish (12.8%), American (11.3%), Swedish (5.9%), Polish (4.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 1.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,838 people per square mile   (low).

Elma, Washington map

76 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.7% North America).

This city:

2.5%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,202 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,211 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (42.9 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (66.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (931.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Satsop, WA (1.8 miles ),
Malone, WA (2.2 miles ),
Malone-Porter, WA (2.3 miles ),
Brady, WA (2.3 miles ),
Porter, WA (2.5 miles ),
McCleary, WA (2.7 miles ),
Montesano, WA (3.0 miles ),
Wynoochee, WA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 47.01 N, Longitude: 123.41 W

Area code: 360

Distribution of median household income in Elma, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elma, WA in 2017
Elma satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Elma, WA
Historical housing units in Elma, WA
Most common industries in Elma, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Wood products (6.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.0%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Wood products (8.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Paper (5.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.8%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Elma, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Customer service representatives (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)

Average climate in Elma, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Elma, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.0. This is about average.

City:

63.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.06. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.06
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Elma-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 45.9 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from Elma center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from Elma center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 8.9 miles away from Elma center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 449.0 miles away from Elma center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 379.2 miles away from Elma center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grays Harbor County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 14, Mudslides: 10, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Elma:

  • SUMMIT PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 600 EAST MAIN STREET)
  • BEECHWOOD NURSING HOME (308 EAST YOUNG STREET)
  • OAKHURST CONVALESCENT CENTER (506 EAST YOUNG STREET)

Airports located in Elma:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elma:

  • The Evergreen State College (about 21 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,613)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 23 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Centralia College (about 30 miles; Centralia, WA; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 41 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 45 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 45 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 47 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)

Public high schools in Elma:

Public elementary/middle schools in Elma:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elma: Elma Fire Department Station 88 (A), Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District 5 Station 54 Headquarters (B), Elma Timberland Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elma include: Elma United Methodist Church (A), Christian Missionary Alliance (B), Church of God (C), First Baptist Church (D), Grace Community Church (E), Lighthouse Baptist Church (F), Maranatha Church (G), Northwest Life Center (H), Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Elma include: Ladysmith Park (1), Murry Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: D J Darts & Hobby (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4741 US Highway 12).

Hotels: Parkhurst Motel (208 East Main Street), Coin-Op Laundry (208 East Main Street), Elma Microtel Inn (800 East Main Street).

Court: Elma City - Municipal Court Clerk's Ofc (City Hall).

Birthplace of: Bud Ward - Professional golfer.

Grays Harbor County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

KELSO LDS CHURCH (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • MORTON LDS CHURCH (Population served: 71, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.2%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.9%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
50 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
44 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Elma (2011 data):

  • Anchor Bank: 02 - Elma Branch at Third And Eaton Streets, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $486.5 mil, Deposits: $352.2 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Anchor Bancorp, Inc.
  • Timberland Bank: Elma Branch at 313 Waldrip Street, branch established on 1978/12/01. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $731.3 mil, Deposits: $589.4 mil, headquarters in Hoquiam, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Timberland Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Elma Branch at 106 South Third Street, branch established on 1998/06/15. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Elma:

Marital status in Elma, WA
  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Elma:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elma
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elma, WA (based on Grays Harbor County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,6028
Evangelical Protestant7,08358
Other3,50614
Mainline Protestant3,45925
None51,147-
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: 25
Here:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Here:

4.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
This county:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grays Harbor County:

11.0%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Grays Harbor County:

33.8%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

60.1%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

62.4%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Elma:

27.3
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.7%
Washington:

21.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elma:

6.9
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

29.3%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

66.8%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.6%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elma, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$45,232$60,3090$0
Financial Administration 3$9,029$36,1160$0
Sewerage 3$10,125$40,5000$0
Water Supply 3$13,075$52,3000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,687$80,2440$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,124$85,4887$2,835
Judicial and Legal 1$4,600$55,2002$2,864
Police - Other 1$3,516$42,1920$0
Streets and Highways 1$5,544$66,5280$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,637$43,6440$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 28$1,675
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,164
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 24$108,569$54,28538$8,538

Elma government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $753,000 ($243.53)
    Water Utilities: $636,000 ($205.69)
    Sewerage: $500,000 ($161.71)
    Regular Highways: $317,000 ($102.52)
    General - Other: $206,000 ($66.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $156,000 ($50.45)
    Health - Other: $149,000 ($48.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000 ($38.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $96,000 ($31.05)
    Financial Administration: $80,000 ($25.87)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $73,000 ($23.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000 ($14.23)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($13.26)
    Libraries: $32,000 ($10.35)
    Correctional Institutions: $30,000 ($9.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($16.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $121,000 ($39.13)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($9.06)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($1.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,136,000 ($367.40)

Elma government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $550,000 ($177.88)
    Other: $194,000 ($62.74)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $17,000 ($5.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $40,000 ($12.94)
    General Revenue - Other: $19,000 ($6.14)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($1.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $701,000 ($226.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $74,000 ($23.93)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($11.97)
    Other: $21,000 ($6.79)
  • Tax - Property: $602,000 ($194.70)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $447,000 ($144.57)
    Public Utilities Sales: $293,000 ($94.76)
    Other Selective Sales: $85,000 ($27.49)
    Other License: $62,000 ($20.05)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000 ($18.11)
    Amusements Sales: $8,000 ($2.59)

Elma government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,128,000 ($688.23)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,985,000 ($641.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $153,000 ($49.48)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($3.23)

Elma government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,931,000 ($947.93)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,000 ($9.38)

7.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Thurston County, WA  1.08% ($37,253 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.89% ($61,417)
from Pierce County, WA  0.72% ($47,629)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Thurston County, WA  1.42% ($47,895 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.54% ($46,553)
to Pierce County, WA  0.51% ($38,589)
Businesses in Elma, WA
NameCountNameCount
MasterBrand Cabinets3U-Haul1
Microtel1UPS2
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Elma:

  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KXRO (1320 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elma:

  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSWW (102.1 FM; MONTESANO, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXXK (95.3 FM; HOQUIAM, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDUX-FM (104.7 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K205EN (88.9 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K207DB (89.3 FM; ABERDEEN, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KACS (90.5 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CHEHALIS VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • K254AP (98.7 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
Elma fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Elma fatal accident list:

Feb 5, 2007 05:51 PM, Main St, 6th St, Lat: 47.003806, Lon: -123.407872, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 25, 2006 00:07 AM, West Main, N 11th, Lat: 47.003300, Lon: -123.414030, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 3, 1999 02:45 PM, Us-12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 1
Feb 3, 1978 02:05 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 282ft / 86.2mTotal length
  • $23,907,000Total costs
  • 120,109Total average daily traffic
  • 11,727Total average daily truck traffic
  • 109,241Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elma, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 111960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elma, WA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Elma, WA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elma)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1660E , Serial Number: 7AC-5226, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/01/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 01/18/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Randle A Wollen, Po Box 87, Elma, WA 98541
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7207X , Serial Number: 15059307, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 07/07/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Michael S Pierce, 470 Wenzel Slough Rd, Elma, WA 98541
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9460E , Serial Number: 11AC-1098, Certificate Issue Date: 01/27/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Fred Levering, 67 Preston Rd, Elma, WA 98541
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9442E , Serial Number: 11AC-1079, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 01/22/2016
    Registrant (Individual): James D Tisler, Po Box 241, Elma, WA 98541
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/06/2019
  • Aircraft: RICHARD LEE HUTCHINSON CORSAIR (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 536FC , Serial Number: 536, Certificate Issue Date: 08/27/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Richard L Hutchinson, 82 Malone Hill Rd, Elma, WA 98541
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/06/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 54. The highest number of fire incidents - 113 took place in 2018, and the least - 4 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elma, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.1%), and Structure Fires (37.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elma, WA
    • 40444.1%Outside Fires
    • 33937.0%Structure Fires
    • 11412.4%Other
    • 606.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elma, WA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elma, WA
  • 72.3%Electricity
  • 25.2%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elma, WA
  • 92.7%Electricity
  • 7.3%Utility gas


Elma compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Elma on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Cambodia (population 500+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Harold Parker (1)
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  • Collin James Mcmaster (1)
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