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Income/capita 34%
Household income 43%
Unemployment 139%
IndexElmaWashingtonNational
Income per capita$19,663$32,999$29,829
Median household income$31,528$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,042$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,846$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$39,063$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$22,782$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate11.1%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level20.6%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Elma is 34% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Elma is 43% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Elma is 139% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Elma is 37% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,016$31,528$63,056
      City
      $41,894$62,848$125,696
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Elma median earnings by income bracket

      Elma employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector24.4%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%6.5%
      Wholesale & retail services17.9%29.9%
      Public administration8.3%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services10.5%44.6%
      Other26.7%13.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Brady, WA590$68,04323%
      Montesano, WA3,897$63,04314%
      Central Park, WA2,665$55,1970%
      McCleary, WA2,169$49,21111%
      Malone, WA503$47,64414%
      Elma, WA3,033$31,52843%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rose Hills, CA3,033$117,875113%
      Wyoming, PA3,033$42,58123%
      McCall, ID3,034$49,41411%
      Travis Ranch, TX3,032$95,39272%
      Verona, MS3,032$23,09758%
      Elma, WA3,033$31,52843%
      Source: The Elma, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).