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Welcome to Elma ...
The city of Elma is located on the Olympic Peninsula.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Elma has a population of 3,339 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Elma was established in 1888.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Elma: Named after Elma Austin, an early settler.
Elma is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Elma lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Elma: (360)
The ZIP code for Elma: 98541<4>
Websites for Elma ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.graysharbor.org/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Elma, the following might be of interest:
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Elma had an population of 3,339 people. This is an increase of 7.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.51% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Elma had a population of 3,107 people. This makes Elma the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of Elma represents 0.05% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 135th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,107 people, the population of Elma increased 1.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,049 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Elma.
Communities Also Named Elma ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Elma - they are located in Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Mississippi, New York, Ontario, Quebec and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elma.
Communities near Elma ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Elma.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Elma.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Elma.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elma. See our Newspapers Page for Elma.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elma ...
Looking for more information about Elma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Elma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elma.
Adding Elma to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Elma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Elma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Elma on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Elma on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Sep 2022