kids encyclopedia robot

Elma Center, New York facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Elma Center, New York
Location in Erie County and the state of New York
Location in Erie County and the state of New York
Country United States
State New York
County Erie
Town Elma
 • Total 6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Land 6.3 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
804 ft (245 m)
 • Total 2,571
 • Density 411.0/sq mi (158.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 36-24141
GNIS feature ID 0949564

Elma Center is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Elma in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, this community population was 2,571. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Elma Center is located near the center of the town on Bowen Road.


Elma Center is located at 42°49′57″N 78°38′0″W / 42.83250°N 78.63333°W / 42.83250; -78.63333 (42.832559, -78.633242).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2), all land.


At the 2000 census there were 2,491 people, 967 households, and 731 families living in the community. The population density was 399.0 per square mile (154.1/km2). There were 993 housing units at an average density of 159.1/sq mi (61.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.00% White, 0.04% African American, 0.36% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52%.

Of the 967 households 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.7% of households were one person and 11.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

The age distribution was 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median household income was $54,010 and the median family income was $61,500. Males had a median income of $42,071 versus $30,037 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,877. About 2.1% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

kids search engine
Elma Center, New York Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.