Elmira, NY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
83,584
1.03% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.7
0.725% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
4.83% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,358
5.47% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$128,200
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
36,664
1.04% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Elmira, NY had a population of 83.6k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $61,358. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elmira, NY declined from 84,456 to 83,584, a −1.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,175 to $61,358, a 5.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elmira, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.28%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.45%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.36%).

None of the households in Elmira, 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.

98.2% of the residents in Elmira, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elmira, NY are Elmira College (227 degrees awarded in 2022), Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES (78 degrees), and Arnot Ogden Medical Center (11 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Elmira, NY was $128,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.4%.

Most people in Elmira, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Elmira, NY was 2 cars per household.

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

Population & Diversity

Elmira, NY is home to a population of 83.6k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.4% of Elmira, NY residents were born outside of the country (2.84k people).

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.9k people) in Elmira, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Elmira, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elmira, NY was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elmira, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    70.9k ± 342
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.41k ± 417
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.72k ± 549
3.44%
Hispanic Population
2.87k people

In 2022, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.9k people) in Elmira, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.44% of the people in Elmira, NY are hispanic (2.87k people).

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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

3.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.84k people
2.97%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.51k people

As of 2022, 3.4% of Elmira, NY residents (2.84k 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 Elmira, NY was 2.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,207 ± 286
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    982 ± 301
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    919 ± 228

Elmira, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elmira, NY employs 36.7k people. The largest industries in Elmira, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,572 people), Manufacturing (5,561 people), and Retail Trade (4,535 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($116,250), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,250), and Public Administration ($75,154).

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

36.7k
2022 Value
± 1,410
−1.04%
1 Year decline
± 5.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elmira, NY declined at a rate of −1.04%, from 37k employees to 36.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elmira, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,459 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,578 people), and Management Occupations (2,974 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elmira, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36.7k
2022 Value
± 1,410
−1.04%
1 Year decline
± 5.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elmira, NY declined at a rate of −1.04%, from 37k employees to 36.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elmira, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,572 people), Manufacturing (5,561 people), and Retail Trade (4,535 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elmira, NY, though some of these residents may live in Elmira, 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

$47,870
Median earning men ± $2,625
$35,255
Median earning women ± $1,278

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,837), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,096), and Manufacturing ($58,914).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,890), Manufacturing ($58,125), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,118).

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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. 583
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 411
    Retail Trade
  3. 389
    Manufacturing

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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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Elmira, NY awarded 316 degrees. The student population of Elmira, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 245 male students and 599 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elmira, NY are White (250 and 81.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18 and 5.86%), Black or African American (15 and 4.89%), and Two or More Races (15 and 4.89%).

The largest universities in Elmira, NY by number of degrees awarded are Elmira College (227 and 71.8%), Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES (78 and 24.7%), and Arnot Ogden Medical Center (11 and 3.48%).

The most popular majors in Elmira, NY are Registered Nursing (44 and 13.9%), General Business Administration & Management (39 and 12.3%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (35 and 11.1%).

The median tuition cost in Elmira, NY for private four year colleges is $35,270.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Elmira, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 844 (29% men and 71% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 844 students enrolled in Elmira, NY, 29% men and 71% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 622 records, of which 77.8% were women and 22.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elmira, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 30 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 227 degrees awarded
  2. 78 degrees awarded
  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Elmira College with 227 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 92 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elmira, NY, which is 0.411 times less than the 224 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 250 degrees mean that there were 13.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 18 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 ($35,270) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,734) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($600) 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 Elmira, NY was $128,200 in 2022, which is 0.455 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,600 to $128,200, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Elmira, NY is 68.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elmira, NY have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elmira, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elmira, NY is $61,358. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Elmira, 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

$128,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,498
$23,801
Median Property Taxes
±$1,037

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 Elmira, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.4% of the housing units in Elmira, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

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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 Elmira, 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 Elmira, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,358
Median Household Income
± $2,475
34.8k
Number of Households
± 1,291

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.8k households in Elmira, NY grew to $61,358 from the previous year's value of $58,175.

The following chart displays the households in Elmira, 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 Elmira, 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 (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.62%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.87%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Elmira, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.62%) and those who worked at home (5.87%).

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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elmira, NY have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Elmira, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elmira, NY (12.1k out of 79.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elmira, NY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

95.7% of the population of Elmira, NY has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.24% 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 23% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.34%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
22.9%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elmira, NY grew by 0.277% from 4.33% to 4.34%.

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