For population 25 years and over in Elma:
For population 15 years and over in Elma city:
146 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.5% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,626 (1.0%)
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-Porter, WA (2.3 miles ), Brady, WA (2.3 miles ), McCleary, WA (2.7 miles ), Montesano, WA (3.0 miles ), Wynoochee, WA (3.2 miles ), Oakville, WA (3.8 miles ), Central Park, WA (3.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 47.01 N, Longitude: 123.41 W
Area code: 360
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Elma detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-0.7%).
Work and jobs in Elma: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Elma, Washington
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Elma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 113% 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 the city 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 the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from Elma center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Grays Harbor County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bud Ward - Professional golfer.
Hospitals/medical centers near Elma:
Airports located in Elma:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elma:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Elma and their reported violations in the past:GOLD BEACH AVIATION (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:PORTER GENERAL STORE (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.1%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
44 people in other group homes in 2000
Elma compared to Washington state average:
Banks with branches in Elma (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2008 2012
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Elma (based on Grays Harbor County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.79%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 25
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Elma government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,438 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($252 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,320 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Elma:
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Elma fatal accident list:
Feb 5, 2007 05:51 PM, Main St, 6th St, Lat: 47.003806, Lon: -123.407872, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 25, 2006 00:07 AM, West Main, N 11th, Lat: 47.003297, Lon: -123.414031, 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
Number of bridges: 11See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Elma, WA
Total length: 42 meters (138ft)
Total costs: $24,814,000
Total average daily traffic: 52,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,943
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elma)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Elma, WA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (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: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elma)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elma)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elma, WA
Total of 11 patent applications in 2008-2013.