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Elma is a town in Erie County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
The community was named for a proliferation of elm trees.
The latitude of Elma is 42.850N. The longitude is -78.64W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,304.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Buffalo-Niagara Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14059 ZIP code.
27% of Elma residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elma was $25,960, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Elma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $514. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,205.
Libraries in Elma include Elma Public Library ... View libraries
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elma political report.
The average commute time for Elma workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elma between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 6.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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