A small town located in New York, Elma Center has a population of just under 3,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (29%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 49, are notably older than most cities in New York. The majority of Elma Center residents own their homes, and 11% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $806/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in New York. Each month, renters in Elma Center will pay around $475 less compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, outperforming most cities in New York, Elma Center residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving is the typical way to get to work, selected by 48% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Compared to the national average (7%), Elma Center has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 16% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Elma Center residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 15% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just over $91,000, Elma Center workers bring in around $10,000 more than the average New York resident. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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