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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.


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Median household income
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$56,334
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elma demographic reports
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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29% of Elma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Elma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $514.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,205.


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Libraries in Elma include Elma Public Library ... View libraries

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Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elma political report.

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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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