For population 25 years and over in Elma:
For population 15 years and over in Elma city:
207 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 1.0% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,759 (1.1%)
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) .
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 2012, 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 in 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 2012: 17.1%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% 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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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:
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Religion statistics for Elma city (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
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Elma government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Elma government finances - Cash and Securities 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:
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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 12 patent applications in 2008-2014.