Binghamton, NY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
246,709
0.182% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
17.3%
2.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,271
8.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$140,300
14.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
110,024
0.879% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Binghamton, NY had a population of 247k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $61,271. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Binghamton, NY declined from 247,158 to 246,709, a −0.182% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,621 to $61,271, a 8.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Binghamton, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.23%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.35%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.47%).

None of the households in Binghamton, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Binghamton, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Binghamton, NY are Binghamton University (5,273 degrees awarded in 2022) and SUNY Broome Community College (736 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Binghamton, NY was $140,300, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Binghamton, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Binghamton, NY was 2 cars per household.

Binghamton, NY borders Cortland, NY, Elmira, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Sayre, PA.

Population & Diversity

Binghamton, NY is home to a population of 247k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.41% of Binghamton, NY residents were born outside of the country (15.8k people).

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (206k people) in Binghamton, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
97.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Binghamton, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Binghamton, NY was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Binghamton, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    206k ± 361
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.4k ± 841
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 369
4.25%
Hispanic Population
10.5k people

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (206k people) in Binghamton, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.25% of the people in Binghamton, NY are hispanic (10.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Binghamton, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.8k people
6.18%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.3k people

As of 2022, 6.41% of Binghamton, NY residents (15.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Binghamton, NY was 6.18%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,100 ± 403
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,024 ± 323
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,635 ± 293

Binghamton, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Binghamton, NY employs 110k people. The largest industries in Binghamton, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,444 people), Educational Services (16,746 people), and Retail Trade (13,136 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,288), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,750), and Public Administration ($64,019).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

110k
2022 Value
± 2,498
0.879%
1 Year growth
± 3.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Binghamton, NY grew at a rate of 0.879%, from 109k employees to 110k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Binghamton, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,374 people), Management Occupations (10,197 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (10,190 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Binghamton, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

110k
2022 Value
± 2,498
0.879%
1 Year growth
± 3.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Binghamton, NY grew at a rate of 0.879%, from 109k employees to 110k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Binghamton, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,444 people), Educational Services (16,746 people), and Retail Trade (13,136 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Binghamton, NY, though some of these residents may live in Binghamton, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,769
Median earning men ± $1,192
$34,994
Median earning women ± $1,051

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($81,131), Public Administration ($73,097), and Manufacturing ($64,393).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($53,873), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,846), and Wholesale Trade ($48,065).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,860
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,036
    Retail Trade
  3. 1,021
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Binghamton, NY awarded 6,060 degrees. The student population of Binghamton, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,186 male students and 12,748 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Binghamton, NY are White (3,684 and 66.1%), followed by Asian (768 and 13.8%), Hispanic or Latino (561 and 10.1%), and Black or African American (283 and 5.08%).

The largest universities in Binghamton, NY by number of degrees awarded are Binghamton University (5,273 and 87%) and SUNY Broome Community College (736 and 12.1%).

The most popular majors in Binghamton, NY are General Biological Sciences (466 and 7.69%), General Psychology (326 and 5.38%), and General Business Administration & Management (297 and 4.9%).

The median tuition costs in Binghamton, NY are $16,500 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $24,910 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Binghamton, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 41.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 23,934 (46.7% men and 53.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 23,934 students enrolled in Binghamton, NY, 46.7% men and 53.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,209 records, of which 53.4% were women and 46.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 443 degrees awarded
  2. 310 degrees awarded
  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Binghamton, NY was General Biological Sciences with 443 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Binghamton, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,273 degrees awarded
  2. 736 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Binghamton University with 5,273 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,807 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Binghamton, NY, which is 0.863 times less than the 3,253 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,684 degrees mean that there were 4.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 768 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,293) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Binghamton, NY was $140,300 in 2022, which is 0.498 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $122,400 to $140,300, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Binghamton, NY is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Binghamton, NY have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Binghamton, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Binghamton, NY is $61,271. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Binghamton, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $137,709, followed by Suffolk County, NY and Putnam County, NY, with respective values of $122,498 and $120,970.

Property

$140,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,302
$68,569
Median Property Taxes
±$1,730

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Binghamton, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.5% of the housing units in Binghamton, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Binghamton, NY was Nassau County, NY with a value of $137,709, followed by Suffolk County, NY and Putnam County, NY, with respective values of $122,498 and $120,970.

The following map shows all of the counties in Binghamton, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,271
Median Household Income
± $1,828
102k
Number of Households
± 2,304

In 2022, the median household income of the 102k households in Binghamton, NY grew to $61,271 from the previous year's value of $56,621.

The following chart displays the households in Binghamton, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Binghamton, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.9%)
  2. Carpooled (8.32%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.01%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in Binghamton, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.32%) and those who worked at home (7.01%).

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Binghamton, NY have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Binghamton, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Binghamton, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Binghamton, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Binghamton, NY (40.8k out of 236k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Binghamton, NY is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Binghamton, NY has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 0.953% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New York see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1192 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New York

Primary care physicians in New York see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% decrease from the previous year (1,194 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 22.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.69%
Uninsured
44.1%
Employer Coverage
22.8%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
0.953%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Binghamton, NY declined by 1.96% from 3.76% to 3.69%.

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