Elmira, NY

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2022 Population
26,494
0.909% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.9
0.279% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27.6%
8.57% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$41,073
1.44% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$85,600
9.46% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,275
1.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Elmira, NY had a population of 26.5k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $41,073. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elmira, NY declined from 26,737 to 26,494, a −0.909% decrease and its median household income declined from $41,675 to $41,073, a −1.44% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elmira, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.02%), and White (Hispanic) (1.89%).

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.

99% of the residents in Elmira, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elmira, NY are Elmira College (227 degrees awarded in 2022) and Arnot Ogden Medical Center (11 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Elmira, NY was $85,600, and the homeownership rate was 50.2%.

Most people in Elmira, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Elmira, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Elmira, NY is home to a population of 26.5k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.34% of Elmira, NY residents were born outside of the country (619 people).

In 2022, there were 6.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Elmira, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.83k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% 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 99.1%, 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)
    19.6k ± 525
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.83k ± 364
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2k ± 437
6.1%
Hispanic Population
1.62k people

In 2022, there were 6.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.6k people) in Elmira, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.83k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.1% of the people in Elmira, NY are hispanic (1.62k 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

2.34%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
619 people
2.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
560 people

As of 2022, 2.34% of Elmira, NY residents (619 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 2.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    373 ± 111
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    296 ± 207
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    158 ± 89

Elmira, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elmira, NY employs 10.3k people. The largest industries in Elmira, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,000 people), Retail Trade (1,588 people), and Manufacturing (1,116 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($77,910), Utilities ($52,000), and Manufacturing ($47,164).

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

10.3k
2022 Value
± 773
1.42%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elmira, NY grew at a rate of 1.42%, from 10.1k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elmira, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,274 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,187 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (928 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

10.3k
2022 Value
± 773
1.42%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elmira, NY grew at a rate of 1.42%, from 10.1k employees to 10.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elmira, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,000 people), Retail Trade (1,588 people), and Manufacturing (1,116 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

$40,119
Median earning men ± $5,608
$28,176
Median earning women ± $1,710

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,910), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,039), and Manufacturing ($49,907).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,500), and Manufacturing ($45,662).

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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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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 Elmira, NY awarded 238 degrees. The student population of Elmira, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 237 male students and 467 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elmira, NY are White (189 and 82.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15 and 6.55%), Black or African American (10 and 4.37%), and Two or More Races (7 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Elmira, NY by number of degrees awarded are Elmira College (227 and 95.4%) and Arnot Ogden Medical Center (11 and 4.62%).

The most popular majors in Elmira, NY are Registered Nursing (44 and 18.5%), General Business Administration & Management (39 and 16.4%), and General Psychology (21 and 8.82%).

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 704 (33.7% men and 66.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 704 students enrolled in Elmira, NY, 33.7% men and 66.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 511 records, of which 74.4% were women and 25.6% 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.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 227 degrees awarded
  2. 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, 82 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elmira, NY, which is 0.526 times less than the 156 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 189 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 15 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 $85,600 in 2022, which is 0.304 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $78,200 to $85,600, a 9.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Elmira, NY is 50.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elmira, NY have an average commute time of 19.2 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 $41,073. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Elmira, NY was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,101, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $54,844 and $52,101.

Property

$85,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,493
$5,182
Median Property Taxes
±$516

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Rent vs Own

50.2%
Homeownership
2022
57.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.2% of the housing units in Elmira, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5
  2. Census Tract 9
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elmira, NY was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,101, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $54,844 and $52,101.

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Household Income

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$41,073
Median Household Income
± $5,777
10.3k
Number of Households
± 722

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.3k households in Elmira, NY declined from $41,073 from the previous year's value of $41,675.

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 < $10k 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 (70.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.79%)

In 2022, 70.4% of workers in Elmira, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.21%) and those who worked at home (6.79%).

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elmira, NY have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.89% 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

27.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elmira, NY (6.52k out of 23.6k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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% of the population of Elmira, NY has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 38.8% on Medicaid, 9.2% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chemung County, NY see 1284 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.43% decrease from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1589 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 321 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,284 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chemung County, NY

Primary care physicians in Chemung County, NY see an average of 1,284 patients per year. This represents a 2.43% decrease from the previous year (1,316 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chemung County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 24.2% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.97%
Uninsured
33.7%
Employer Coverage
38.8%
Medicaid
9.2%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elmira, NY grew by 8.33% from 4.59% to 4.97%.

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