Elmira, New York

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Population in 2013: 28,899 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 14,801  (51.2%)
Females: 14,098  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 14901.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,553 (it was $27,292 in 2000)
Elmira:

$28,553
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,940 (it was $14,495 in 2000)

Elmira city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $68,972 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Elmira:

$68,972
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $118,585; Detached houses: $119,767; Townhouses or other attached units: $186,252; In 2-unit structures: $76,060; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,782; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $694,183; Mobile homes: $42,026; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,046

Median gross rent in 2013: $629.

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  • Races in Elmira, NY (2013)

    Elmira races chart
    • 22,49377.1%White alone
    • 4,06013.9%Black alone
    • 1,2484.3%Hispanic
    • 1,0553.6%Two or more races
    • 1360.5%American Indian alone
    • 1180.4%Asian alone
    • 40.01%Other race alone

Races in Elmira detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Elmira: 103.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.5%), German (14.0%), Italian (9.8%), United States (9.4%), English (6.9%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1864

Elevation: 873 feet

Land area: 7.32 square miles.

Population density: 3,950 people per square mile   (average).

Elmira,NY real estate house value index trend

Elmira, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Elmira:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elmira city:

  • Never married: 43.8%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

617 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.5% North America).

This city:

2.1%
New York:

22.3%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there were 442 registered sex offenders living in Elmira, New York as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Elmira to the number of sex offenders is 16 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,585 (3.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,987 (3.0%)

Elmira satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (40.5 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (84.9 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (168.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: West Elmira, NY (1.4 miles ), Southport, NY (1.4 miles ), Elmira Heights, NY (1.6 miles ), Horseheads, NY (2.3 miles ), Ashland, NY (2.4 miles ), Big Flats Airport, NY (2.5 miles ), Wellsburg, NY (2.6 miles ), Horseheads North, NY (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $18,800
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $232,300
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.09 N, Longitude: 76.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,475 (+25.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,459 (55.8%)

Area code: 607

Elmira household income distribution Elmira home values distribution

Crime rates in Elmira by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 213344120
per 100,000 6.63.310.210.313.813.93.46.80.0
Rapes 1425435212
per 100,000 46.56.717.013.710.317.36.83.46.9
Robberies 394528342529254029
per 100,000 129.5150.095.3116.285.9100.685.2136.2100.3
Assaults 666598676170426150
per 100,000 219.2216.6333.6229.0209.7242.9143.2207.8172.9
Burglaries 282281269276212259255250224
per 100,000 936.4936.4915.7943.4728.8898.6869.4851.4774.5
Thefts 1,2951,146956872823773871923790
per 100,000 4,300.03,819.03,254.52,980.72,829.22,681.92,969.63,143.52,731.6
Auto thefts 443041201825151913
per 100,000 146.1100.0139.668.461.986.751.164.745.0
Arson N/A3223331N/A
per 100,000 N/A10.06.86.810.310.410.23.4N/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 281.7) 373.3318.8326.8295.7266.1290.4244.3282.4231.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Elmira detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.67
New York average:

3.28

Elmira tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,929 (-8.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Elmira: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elmira, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elmira-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Elmira city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elmira-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.5 miles away from Elmira center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 227.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from Elmira center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chemung County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elmira topographic map

Birthplace of: Jason Butler Harner - Film actor, Beth Phoenix - Professional wrestler, Henry Friendly - Judge, Eileen Collins - astronaut, Ralph Hutchinson - Football, Albert Graham Ingalls - Magazine editor, Francis Asbury Roe - Navy admiral, Henry V. Murphy - Architect, Frederick F. Campbell - Catholic bishop, George H. Winner, Jr. - New York State Senator.

Main business address for: HARDINGE INC (MACHINE TOOLS, METAL CUTTING TYPES), CHEMUNG FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Elmira:

  • ARNOT OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 600 ROE AVENUE)
  • CHEMUNG COUNTY CHAPTER NYS ARC, INC (260 W 8TH ST)
  • CHEMUNG COUNTY CHAPTER NYS ARC, INC (525 LIBERTY ST)
  • ELMIRA PSYCH CENTER (provides emergency services, WASHINGTON ST)
  • ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 555 ST JOSEPH'S BLVD)
  • ARNOT ODGEN MEDICAL CENTER 2C UNIT (600 ROE AVENUE)
  • CHEMUNG CO DEPT HEALTH CHHA (103 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • CHEMUNG COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (103 WASHINGTON STREET)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Elmira:

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Colleges/Universities in Elmira:

  • Elmira College (Full-time enrollment: 1,487; Location: One Park Place; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.elmira.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Elmira Business Institute (FT enrollment: 326; Location: 303 North Main Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ebi-college.com)
  • Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES (FT enrollment: 108; Location: 459 Philo Road; Public; Website: www.gstboces.org)
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center (FT enrollment: 62; Location: 600 Roe Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aomc.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elmira:

  • Corning Community College (about 14 miles; Corning, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,036)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Mansfield, PA; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Ithaca College (about 29 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,781)
  • Cornell University (about 30 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,360)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 40 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 3,884)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 44 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)
  • SUNY Broome Community College (about 47 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,969)

Public high schools in Elmira:

Private high schools in Elmira:

  • NORTE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 1400 MAPLE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ELMIRA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 95; Location: 235 E MILLER ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Elmira:

Private elementary/middle schools in Elmira:

  • CHEMUNG VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 171; Location: 23 WINTERS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 421 FULTON ST; Grades: PK - 3)
  • HOLY FAMILY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 1010 DAVIS ST; Grades: 7 - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ELMIRA (Students: 91; Location: 301 DEMAREST PKWY; Grades: 4 - 6)
See full list of schools located in Elmira

Library in Elmira:

  • CHEMUNG COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $3,106,526; Location: 101 EAST CHURCH STREET; 318,015 books; 10,485 audio materials; 13,366 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 335 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Elmira: Elmira Water Board Pumping Station and Filtration Plant (A), Janowski Gardens (B), Elmira Theatre (C), Gannett-Tripp Library (D), Twin Tower Dormitories (E), College Campus Center (F), Hamilton Hall (G), Perry Hall (H), Tompkins Hall (I), Emerson Hall (J), Carnegie Science Hall (K), Watson Fine Arts Building (L), Gillett Memorial Hall (M), Cowles Hall (N), Eagles Home (O), Elmira Fire Department Station 1 (P), Saint Patrick's Apartments for Senior Citizens (Q), Harry J Lagonegro Human Service Center (R), McGahn Hall (S), Chemung County Museum (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Midtown Plaza Shopping Center (1), Eastown Mall Shopping Center (2), Langdon Plaza Shopping Center (3), Hoffman Square Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Elmira: CHEMUNG FINANCIAL CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Elmira include: All Saints Home Church of God in Christ (A), Calvary Chapel (B), New Jerusalem Church (C), Church of Infinite Spirit (D), Church Street Baptist Fellowship (E), Faith Temple Church of God in Christ (F), Hope Baptist Chapel (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (H), Living Word Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (1), Second Street Cemetery (2), Fulton Street Cemetery (3), Woodlawn Cemetery (4), Woodlawn National Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Miller Pond (A), Weyer Pond (B), Eldridge Lake (C), Foster Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Badger Creek (A), Newtown Creek (B), Hoffman Brook (C), Heller Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Elmira include: Parker Field (1), Grove Park (2), McKinnon Park (3), Eldridge Park (4), Center Street Park (5), Brand Park (6), Wisner Park (7), Clemens Square (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Arnot Art Museum (235 Lake Street), Chemung County Historical Society (Museums; 415 East Water Street), Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1145 West Church), Beaded Moccasin Outpost (Historical Places & Services; 2220 State Route 17), Nuthatch Nature Book & Gift Shop (Nature Centers; 443 Coleman Avenue).

Hotels: Coachman Motor Lodge (908 Pennsylvania Avenue), Econo Lodge (Route 17 Exit 51 871 County Route 64), Econo Lodge Elmira (871 Route 64).

Courts: Chemung County - Supreme Court Justice- Judge Judy O'shea (203 Lake Street), Chemung County - Supreme Court Justice- Judge Crew Iii (203 Lake Street), Chemung County - Court Clerks- County Court- Supreme Court Justice- Count Cl (203 Lake Street).

Chemung County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.9. This is about average.

City:

63.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.149. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.149
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 2.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.25
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.387. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.387
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.01. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.01
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elmira and their reported violations in the past:

CARRIAGE ESTATES (Address: 207 Penn. Ave. , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-18-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-10-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ELMIRA COLLEGE MURRAY CENTER (Population served: 208, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
COLONIAL COACH ESTATES (Address: 139 WEST HILL ROAD , Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUN-29-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2008)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 210 regular monitoring violations
MAPLE LAWN DAIRY (Address: 3162 LOWER MAPLE AVENUE , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elmira that have no violations reported:

  • PARK STATION RECREATION CENTER (Population served: 1,560, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RELAX INN (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HILLTOP INN (Address: 171 JERUSALEM HILL ROAD , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.1%
(27.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.4% for Black residents, 46.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.1% for American Indian residents, 58.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Elmira in 2010:

  • 1,787 people in state prisons
  • 946 people in college/university student housing
  • 296 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 204 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 83 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 62 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Elmira in 2000:

  • 1,845 people in state prisons
  • 1,019 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 331 people in nursing homes
  • 211 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 106 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 92 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 35 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in other group homes

Elmira, New York environmental map by EPA

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Elmira compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • First Arena. Capacity: 5,000.
  • Cricket Arena. Capacity: 10,500.
  • Dorton Arena. Capacity: 7,610.

Banks with branches in Elmira (2011 data):

  • Chemung Canal Trust Company: at One Chemung Canal Plaza, Southport Branch, West Side Branch. Info updated 2011/06/07: Bank assets: $1,213.6 mil, Deposits: $1,000.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Chemung Financial Corporation
  • Elmira Savings Bank: at 333 East Water Street, branch established on 1869/01/01; Church Street Branch at 930 West Church Street, branch established on 1977/10/01. Info updated 2012/03/30: Bank assets: $523.4 mil, Deposits: $382.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 11 total offices
  • Community Bank, National Association: Big Flats - Consumer Square Branch at 830 County Road 64, branch established on 1967/11/16; Elmira Branch at 300 West Water Street, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $6,460.6 mil, Deposits: $4,840.4 mil, headquarters in Canton, NY, positive income, 175 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank System, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Consumers Square/Tops Branch at 830 Country Road Route 64, branch established on 2003/05/12. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Lake Street Branch at 150 Lake Street, branch established on 1853/01/01. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc
  • Five Star Bank: Elmira Branch at 351 North Main Street, branch established on 1875/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,329.4 mil, Deposits: $1,941.7 mil, headquarters in Warsaw, NY, positive income, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Financial Institutions, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Elmira, New York:

  • Coachman Motor Lodge, 908 Penna Ave, Elmira, NY 14904 , Phone: (607) 733-5526, Fax: (607) 733-0961
  • Econo Lodge, 1339 Rt 64, Elmira, NY 14830 , Phone: (607) 739-2000
  • Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview, 760 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901 , Phone: (607) 734-4211, Fax: (607) 734-3549
  • Red Jacket Motel, Rt 17, Elmira, NY 14902 , Phone: (607) 734-1616
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Elmira, New York

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
New York average:

13.9

Elmira travel time to work - commute Elmira mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Elmira city (based on Chemung County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,5935
Mainline Protestant8,84246
Evangelical Protestant5,60446
Other2,3998
Black Protestant9653
Orthodox2302
None56,197-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Chemung County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Chemung County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Chemung County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 67
Here:

7.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Chemung County:

27.0%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$34,078$58,4190$0
Other Government Administration 6$38,541$77,0827$5,683
Judicial and Legal 3$17,424$69,6960$0
Police Protection - Officers 80$548,842$82,3260$0
Police - Other 15$50,050$40,04036$20,871
Firefighters 59$443,852$90,2750$0
Fire - Other 1$3,328$39,9360$0
Streets and Highways 24$96,947$48,4742$3,135
Solid Waste Management 7$26,752$45,8610$0
Parks and Recreation 14$51,699$44,3132$2,559
Housing and Community Development(Local) 20$78,176$46,9060$0
Water Supply 43$191,263$53,3761$932
Other and Unallocable 6$20,380$40,7602$2,657
Totals for Government 285$1,601,332$67,42550$35,837

Elmira government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,250,000 ($112.46)
    General: $520,000 ($17.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $412,000 ($14.26)
    Police Protection: $173,000 ($5.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $166,000 ($5.74)
    Fire Protection: $85,000 ($2.94)
    General Public Buildings: $46,000 ($1.59)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,380,000 ($289.98)
    Police Protection: $5,362,000 ($185.54)
    Fire Protection: $3,745,000 ($129.59)
    Water Utilities: $3,548,000 ($122.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,680,000 ($58.13)
    Regular Highways: $1,281,000 ($44.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,034,000 ($35.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,027,000 ($35.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $817,000 ($28.27)
    Central Staff Services: $406,000 ($14.05)
    Sewerage: $370,000 ($12.80)
    Parking Facilities: $301,000 ($10.42)
    General Public Buildings: $269,000 ($9.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $210,000 ($7.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $147,000 ($5.09)
    Health Services - Other: $26,000 ($0.90)
    Corrections - Other: $25,000 ($0.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $963,000 ($33.32)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $304,000 ($10.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $926,000 ($32.04)
    Housing & Community Development: $61,000 ($2.11)
    Health - Other: $23,000 ($0.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,588,000 ($504.79)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,098,000 ($37.99)

Elmira government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,111,000 ($38.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $910,000 ($31.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $707,000 ($24.46)
    Housing & Community Development: $323,000 ($11.18)
    Parking Facilities: $319,000 ($11.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $2,005,000 ($69.38)
    All Other: $106,000 ($3.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,852,000 ($167.90)
    All Other: $726,000 ($25.12)
    Highways: $177,000 ($6.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,081,000 ($37.41)
    Interest Earnings: $462,000 ($15.99)
    Special Assessments: $120,000 ($4.15)
    Property Sale Other: $119,000 ($4.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,315,000 ($218.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,932,000 ($101.46)
    Highways: $1,543,000 ($53.39)
    All Other: $1,072,000 ($37.09)
  • Tax - Property: $7,290,000 ($252.26)
    Public Utilities: $710,000 ($24.57)
    NEC: $237,000 ($8.20)
    Total General Sales: $12,000 ($0.42)

Elmira government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $20,425,000 ($706.77)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $16,049,000 ($555.35)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,384,000 ($82.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $19,225,000 ($665.25)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $17,503,000 ($605.66)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,200,000 ($41.52)
    Other, NEC: $930,000 ($32.18)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,500,000 ($51.90)
    Beginning: $1,500,000 ($51.90)

Elmira government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $18,000 ($0.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,479,000 ($293.40)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $378,000 ($13.08)

4.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,719 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Steuben County, NY  0.76% ($44,280 average AGI)
from Bradford County, PA  0.29% ($29,704)
from Tioga County, NY  0.25% ($34,313)


4.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,668 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Steuben County, NY  0.73% ($42,923 average AGI)
to Bradford County, PA  0.23% ($34,443)
to Tioga County, NY  0.22% ($29,773)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elmira:

  • WELM (1410 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LIMITED)
  • WENY (1230 AM; 1 kW; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEHH (1590 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA HTS/HORSEHEAD, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WATS (960 AM; 5 kW; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WATS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCBA (1350 AM; 1 kW; CORNING, NY)
  • WEBO (1330 AM; 5 kW; OWEGO, NY; Owner: TIOGA MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCLI (1450 AM; 1 kW; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elmira:

  • W228AT (93.5 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLVY (94.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WOKN (99.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • W205BR (88.9 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WSQE (91.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB. TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • W275AB (102.9 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WENY-FM (92.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WECW (107.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: ELMIRA COLLEGE)
  • W201CO (88.1 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCBA-FM (98.7 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTT (94.7 FM; TIOGA, PA; Owner: EUROPA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGMM (97.7 FM; BIG FLATS, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNKI (106.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNGZ (104.9 FM; MONTOUR FALLS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WREQ (96.9 FM; RIDGEBURY, PA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCIH (90.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W219CE (91.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: BIBLE LIGHTHOUSE, INC.)
  • WPGI (100.9 FM; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHGL-FM (100.3 FM; CANTON, PA; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elmira:

  • W59DG (Channel 59; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WETM-TV (Channel 18; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WENY-TV (Channel 36; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: LILLY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W21BW (Channel 21; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK INC.)
  • WYDC (Channel 48; CORNING, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • W26BF (Channel 26; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • W52CE (Channel 52; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W30AA (Channel 30; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • W60AD (Channel 60; SAVONA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Elmira fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 247m810ftTotal length
  • $71,294,000Total costs
  • 174,646Total average daily traffic
  • 8,714Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 91930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Elmira, NY
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Elmira)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Elmira, NY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 186 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Elmira)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 62 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Elmira)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED67$66,82178$55,321123$63,10695$24,2537$309,71434$55,5001$37,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$42,6674$46,2508$50,0007$16,4290$06$37,0001$50,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$66,36415$57,00093$58,97866$15,7121$441,00022$43,0911$122,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$58,2008$69,25071$73,3389$8,0000$09$57,4440$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$74,0000$06$77,3332$10,5000$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Elmira, NY

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$59,5003$94,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$79,5001$33,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$53,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$68,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 206
  • Hazardous Condition: 134
  • Service Call: 39
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Elmira

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elmira, NY
Most common first names in Elmira, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John82774.1 years
Mary80379.8 years
William60374.3 years
Helen44580.8 years
Robert43970.8 years
Charles40476.2 years
Margaret40280.5 years
James39771.3 years
Joseph36074.3 years
George34876.0 years
Most common last names in Elmira, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25077.5 years
Brown15875.6 years
Johnson15876.5 years
Miller13280.0 years
Williams11474.8 years
Clark9176.8 years
Sullivan8077.7 years
Campbell7679.5 years
Jones7570.0 years
Wood7376.0 years
Businesses in Elmira, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets7
AT&T1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike5
AutoZone1Old Country Buffet1
Barnes & Noble1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panera Bread1
Budget Car Rental1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Curves1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid4
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts1Subaru1
Econo Lodge1Subway4
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile2
FedEx9T.G.I. Driday's1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Taco Bell2
Ford1Target1
GNC1Tim Hortons4
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS5
Honda1Verizon Wireless2
Hyundai1Walgreens2
KFC1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1

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