Elma Center, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elma Center, New York - Basic Facts

The Elma Center Census Designated Place had a population of 2,696 as of July 1, 2017. Elma Center ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elma Center is located at latitude 42.8282 and longitude -78.6343 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the Elma Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Elma Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389037) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Elma Center Census Designated Place is located within Town of Elma, a minor civil division (MCD) of Erie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elma Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elma Center: Elma Centre.

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Elma Center, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,696
Daytime Population: Workers 1,270
Daytime Population: Residents 1,431
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,701
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 2,692
Population in Familes 2,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 429
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $75,717
Average Household Income $93,620
Per Capita Income $38,658


Total Housing Units 1,106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 970 (87.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 0.5%)
Median Home Value $195,000
Average Home Value $238,880


Total Households 1,100
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 795
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.54%
Households 0.75% 0.58%
Families 0.28% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Elma Center, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elma Center to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 520 57th
Population Density # 992 17th
Diversity Index # 1193 0th
Median Household Income # 425 65th
Per Capita Income # 396 67th

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