Elma, New York

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Population in 2010: 11,317.
Population change since 2000: +0.1%
 
Males: 5,624  (49.7%)
Females: 5,693  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

47.4 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 14059.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $102,312 (it was $56,334 in 2000)
Elma:

$102,312
NY:

$79,557

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $52,115 (it was $25,960 in 2000)

Elma town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $358,607 (it was $140,200 in 2000)
Elma:

$358,607
NY:

$400,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $244,055; detached houses: $258,042; townhouses or other attached units: $217,708; in 2-unit structures: $199,670; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $213,644; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $334,912; mobile homes: $67,367; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $89,496
March 2022 cost of living index in Elma: 102.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Elma, NY (2010)
    • 11,14998.5%White alone
    • 720.6%Hispanic
    • 310.3%Asian alone
    • 310.3%Two or more races
    • 190.2%Black alone
    • 100.09%American Indian alone
    • 40.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone

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



According to our research of New York and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Elma, New York as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elma is 5,659 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (34.4%), Polish (29.1%), Italian (14.4%), Irish (14.2%), English (9.2%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 34.5 square miles.

Population density: 328 people per square mile   (very low).

Elma, New York map

309 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This town:

2.7%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Elma town:

1.9% ($2,690)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

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 )

Latitude: 42.82 N, Longitude: 78.64 W

Distribution of median household income in Elma, NY in 2022
Elma satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 12 buildings, average cost: $551,700
  • 2021: 18 buildings, average cost: $389,400
  • 2020: 14 buildings, average cost: $379,300
  • 2019: 17 buildings, average cost: $312,400
  • 2018: 28 buildings, average cost: $370,400
  • 2017: 21 buildings, average cost: $321,000
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $335,300
  • 2015: 39 buildings, average cost: $297,600
  • 2014: 38 buildings, average cost: $323,200
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2012: 28 buildings, average cost: $319,600
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $268,100
  • 2010: 31 buildings, average cost: $278,800
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $275,400
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $254,000
  • 2007: 41 buildings, average cost: $286,400
  • 2006: 82 buildings, average cost: $259,100
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $305,300
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $253,000
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $256,100
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $236,900
  • 1999: 36 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 1998: 49 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $180,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Elma, NY residents
Average permit cost in Elma, NY
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.4%
New York:

4.4%
Historical population in Elma, NY
Historical housing units in Elma, NY
Most common industries in Elma, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.7%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Elma, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (8.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)

Average climate in Elma, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elma, New York average temperatures Elma, New York average precipitation Elma, New York humidity Elma, New York wind speed Elma, New York snowfall Elma, New York sunshine Elma, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 86.0. This is about average.

City:

86.0
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2023 was 0.248. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.248
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.43. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.43
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2023 was 0.107. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.107
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 33.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Elma-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 71% 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 significantly above New York state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from Elma center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 229.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 341.7 miles away from Elma center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 273.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 271.7 miles away from Elma center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Erie County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Snowstorms: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elma:

  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB AURORA PARK L L C (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; EAST AURORA, NY)
  • GREENFIELD HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LANCASTER, NY)
  • ELDERWOOD HEALTH CARE AT LINWOOD (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LANCASTER, NY)
  • PEOPLE, INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ORCHARD PARK, NY)
  • GARDEN GATE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY)
  • ELDERWOOD HEALTH CARE AT MAPLEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY)
  • RENAL CARE OF BUFFALO, INC. (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WEST SENECA, NY)

Amtrak stations near Elma:

  • 8 miles: BUFFALO-DEPEW (DEPEW, 55 DICK RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET (BUFALO, EXCHANGE BTW ELLICOTT & WASHINGTON) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elma:

  • Bryant & Stratton College-Online (about 7 miles; Orchard Park, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Daemen College (about 13 miles; Amherst, NY; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Erie Community College (about 13 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 11,035)
  • Canisius College (about 14 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 4,376)
  • Medaille College (about 14 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • D'Youville College (about 15 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 2,398)
  • Buffalo State SUNY (about 15 miles; Buffalo, NY; FT enrollment: 10,439)

Public high school in Elma:

Public elementary/middle schools in Elma:

Private elementary/middle school in Elma:

  • ANNUNCIATION SCHOOL (Students: 128, Location: 7580 CLINTON ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Elma

Library in Elma:

  • ELMA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $377,455; Location: 1860 BOWEN ROAD; 31,279 books; 3,298 audio materials; 3,719 video materials; 57 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 106 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elma: East Aurora Country Club (A), Elma Meadows Golf Club (B), Crag Burn Golf Club (C), Miller Farm (D), Peppermint Farms (E), Schrader Farm (F), Elm Volunteer Fire Company (G), Blossom Fire Company (H), Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Company (I), Spring Brook Volunteer Fire Company (J), Elma Public Library (K), Elma Town Hall (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elma include: Saint Gabriels Church (A), Saint John's Lutheran Church (B), Faith Lutheran Church (C), Novitiate (D), Annunciation Roman Catholic Church (E), Living Water Fellowship (F), Calvary Heights Baptist Church (G), Crossroads Christian Church (H), Elma United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pond Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Elma Town Museum (3011 Bowen Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Les Kuntar - Ice hockey goaltender.

Erie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

75.2%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.4%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.2%
Whole state:

7.4%
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
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

Banks with branches in Elma (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Elma Branch at 2341 Bowen Road, branch established on 1964/06/24. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Elma:

Marital status in Elma, NY
  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

For population 25 years and over in Elma:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elma, NY (based on Erie County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic352,894111
Mainline Protestant62,675212
Evangelical Protestant49,435209
Other34,07679
Black Protestant24,19269
Orthodox4,1039
None391,665-
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: 236
Here:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 125
Here:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 228
Erie County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 740
This county:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
New York:

15.6%

2.96% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($58,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.96%
New York average:

5.29%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($164 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.01%
New York average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Niagara County, NY  0.47% ($49,919 average AGI)
from Queens County, NY  0.14% ($35,064)
from Monroe County, NY  0.13% ($52,181)


3.42% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($64,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.42%
New York average:

6.93%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($150 average AGI)
Erie County:

0.01%
New York average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Niagara County, NY  0.56% ($50,031 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.14% ($51,976)
to Cattaraugus County, NY  0.10% ($52,293)
Businesses in Elma, NY
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Nike2
Ford1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Tim Hortons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Elma:

  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, NY; Owner: DOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNED (970 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY)
  • WHLD (1270 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBEN (930 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMNY (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTOR (770 AM; daytime; 9 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, NY; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WECK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHEEKTOWAGA, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WUFO (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; AMHERST, NY)
  • WJJL (1440 AM; 5 kW; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: M.J. PHILLIPS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWWS (1400 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elma:

  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGRF (96.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHTT-FM (104.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNED-FM (94.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC B/C ASSOC.)
  • WBUF (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFBF (89.9 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDCX (99.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBLK (93.7 FM; DEPEW, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJYE (96.1 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRK (106.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WLOF (101.7 FM; ATTICA, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEDG (103.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W284AP (104.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBFO (88.7 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WKSE (98.5 FM; NIAGARA FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • W207BB (89.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC)
  • W297AB (107.3 FM; WILLIAMSVILLE, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WBNY (91.3 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Elma:

  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDTB-LP (Channel 39; HAMBURG, NY; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNED-TV (Channel 17; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WESTERN NY PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOC.)
  • WUTV (Channel 29; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WUTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFHW-LP (Channel 58; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: CITIZENS TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WNLO (Channel 23; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBXZ-LP (Channel 56; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNGS (Channel 67; SPRINGVILLE, NY; Owner: CAROLINE K. POWLEY D/B/A UNICORN/SPRINGVILLE)
  • WBNF-CA (Channel 15; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNYB (Channel 26; JAMESTOWN, NY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Elma fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 417ft / 127mTotal length
  • $91,638,000Total costs
  • 268,687Total average daily traffic
  • 10,650Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Elma, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 251960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elma, NY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Edward G Roach, Erie County (Lat: 42.837278 Lon: -78.678444), Type: 53.0, Overall height: 50.2 m, Registrant: Sba Properties, Inc., Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

  • Edward G roach, Erie County (Lat: 42.837278 Lon: -78.678444), Type: 53.0, Overall height: 50.2 m, Registrant: Sba Properties, Inc., Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

  • Edward G Roach, Erie County (Lat: 42.837278 Lon: -78.678444), Type: 53.0, Structure height: 36029 m, Overall height: 50.2 m, Registrant: Sba Properties, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

  • Edward G Roach, 591 Pound Road (Ny06324-S) (Lat: 42.837278 Lon: -78.678472), Type: 53.0, Structure height: 36029 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: Sba Properties, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

  • Edward G Roach, 591 Pound Road (Ny06324-S) (Lat: 42.837278 Lon: -78.678472), Type: 53.0, Structure height: 36029 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Registrant: Sba Properties, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

73 (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:

7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fires - 48 took place in 2005, and the least - 2 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elma, NY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.2%), and Outside Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elma, NY
    • 15439.2%Structure Fires
    • 10927.7%Outside Fires
    • 7619.3%Other
    • 5413.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elma, NY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elma, NY
  • 96.7%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.8%Electricity
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elma, NY
  • 95.9%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 1.5%Electricity


Elma compared to New York state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Elma on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: registered nurses (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: printing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 (14059) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • J. David Genders (9)
  • Roland E. Flick (9)
  • Daniel R. Palmerton (7)
  • Kevin John Augustyniak (5)
  • Robert A. Geiser (3)
  • Martin J. Augustyniak (3)
  • Robert William Jourdian (3)
  • Timothy Panicali (2)
  • Peter Truman Vom Scheidt, Jr. (2)
  • William D. Siska, Jr. (2)

Total of 70 patent applications in 2008-2024.