Elma, WA Population

Population: 3,049. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,164 (+3.8% change)
Males: 1,503 (49.3%), Females: 1,546 (50.7%)

Grays Harbor County

Zip code: 98541

Median resident age: 33.9 years
Median household income: $32,031
Median house value: $99,500

Races in Elma:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.9%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • American Indian (3.2%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (15.4%), German (12.2%), Irish (11.6%), English (8.5%), Norwegian (5.8%), French (4.6%).

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Elma

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elma city

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

2.4% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 1.0% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -23 (-0.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Elma:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elma:

  • OLYMPIA (about 36 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 59 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 66 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elma:

  • ELMA MUNI (about 2 miles; ELMA, WA; Abbreviation: 4W8)
  • SANDERSON FIELD (about 25 miles; SHELTON, WA; Abbreviation: SHN)
  • R & K SKYRANCH (about 26 miles; ROCHESTER, WA; Abbreviation: 8W9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elma:

  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 60 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 64 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 66 miles; LONGVIEW, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 66 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)

Schools

Public high schools in Elma:

  • ELMA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 723; Location: 1011 WEST MAIN; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MARY M KNIGHT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 100; Location: 2987 W MATLOCK BRADY RD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • EAST GRAYS HARBOR LRN OPP CNTR (Students: 55; Location: 705 WEST WALDRIP; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Elma:

  • ELMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 700; Location: 1235 MONTE-ELMA RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ELMA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 434; Location: 805 WEST MAIN; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MARY M KNIGHT ELEMENTARY (Students: 109; Location: 2987 W MATLOCK BRADY RD; Grades: PK – 06)