West Elmira, New York

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Population in 2010: 4,967. Population change since 2000: -3.3%
Males: 2,292  (46.2%)
Females: 2,675  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14905.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $74,500 (it was $53,577 in 2000)
West Elmira:

$74,500
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $39,648 (it was $28,376 in 2000)

West Elmira CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $140,649 (it was $91,800 in 2000)
West Elmira:

$140,649
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $147,674; Detached houses: $148,113; Townhouses or other attached units: $180,921; In 2-unit structures: $97,744

Median gross rent in 2012: $942.

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West Elmira races chart
  • White alone - 4,639 (93.4%)
  • Black alone - 113 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 72 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 67 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 60 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Elmira: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.2%), German (13.5%), English (11.1%), Italian (9.9%), Polish (6.1%), Swedish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 888 feet

Land area: 3.01 square miles.

Population density: 1,649 people per square mile   (low).

West Elmira,NY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in West Elmira:

  • High school or higher: 101.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Elmira CDP:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

208 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 0.7% North America).

This place:  4.3%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,671 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,269 (2.4%)

West Elmira satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (42.3 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (84.4 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (169.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Elmira, NY (1.4 miles ), Southport, NY (1.5 miles ), Elmira Heights, NY (1.8 miles ), Horseheads, NY (2.4 miles ), Big Flats Airport, NY (2.4 miles ), Big Flats, NY (2.5 miles ), Ashland, NY (2.6 miles ), Horseheads North, NY (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 76.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

West Elmira household income distribution West Elmira home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in West Elmira, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Elmira, New York average temperatures West Elmira, New York average precipitation West Elmira, New York humidity West Elmira, New York wind speed West Elmira, New York snowfall West Elmira, New York sunshine West Elmira, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

West 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 9.2 miles away from the West Elmira place center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 17.1 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West 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 180.9 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 187.7 miles away from West 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 228.9 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 128.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 224.8 miles away from West 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 129.0 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).
West Elmira topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West Elmira:

  • ARNOT ODGEN MEDICAL CENTER 2C UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; ELMIRA, NY)
  • ARNOT OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; ELMIRA, NY)
  • UCPA OF CHEMUNG COUNTY (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ELMIRA HEIGHTS, NY)
  • CHEMUNG CO DEPT HEALTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ELMIRA, NY)
  • CHEMUNG COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ELMIRA, NY)
  • CHEMUNG COUNTY CHAPTER NYS ARC, INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ELMIRA, NY)
  • CHEMUNG COUNTY CHAPTER NYS ARC, INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; ELMIRA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Elmira:

  • Corning Community College (about 13 miles; Corning, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,036)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Mansfield, PA; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Ithaca College (about 30 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,781)
  • Cornell University (about 32 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,360)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 41 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 3,884)
  • SUNY at Binghamton (about 45 miles; Vestal, NY; FT enrollment: 15,096)
  • SUNY Broome Community College (about 49 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,969)

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Notable locations in West Elmira: Elmira Country Club (A), West Elmira Branch Steele Memorial Library (B), West Elmira Fire Volunteer Department (C), Town of Elmira Offices (D), Elmira Town Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Elmira include: First Presbyterian Church of Elmira (A), Saint Casimir's Church (B), Congregation B'nai Israel Synagogue (C), Congregation Shomray Hadath Synagogue (D), Calvary Nazarene Church (E), Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 2.9 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 2.9 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 2.9 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 2.9 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 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.01
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.3% for Black residents, 87.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.4%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
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: 0.4% of all households
14 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
19 people in religious group quarters in 2000

West Elmira compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Elmira CDP (based on Chemung County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.79%
Here: 46.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of God
Adherents53.2%13.4%4.9%4.5%3.8%
Congregations12.9%22.6%6.5%6.5%5.4%
NameEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.4%2.5%1.8%1.7%10.7%
Congregations6.5%3.2%2.2%4.3%30.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

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 West Elmira:

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

  • WSQE (91.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB. TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WLVY (94.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WOKN (99.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WENY-FM (92.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W205BR (88.9 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W201CO (88.1 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W219CE (91.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: BIBLE LIGHTHOUSE, 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.)
  • WECW (107.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: ELMIRA COLLEGE)
  • WPGI (100.9 FM; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W228AT (93.5 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNBQ (92.3 FM; MANSFIELD, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHGL-FM (100.3 FM; CANTON, PA; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Elmira:

  • 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.)
  • W59DG (Channel 59; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYDC (Channel 48; CORNING, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • W26BF (Channel 26; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • W30AA (Channel 30; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • W52CE (Channel 52; SAYRE, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W60AD (Channel 60; SAVONA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

West Elmira, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 143
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 200
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 153
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 372
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

West Elmira fatal accident list:

Apr 6, 1988 04:25 PM, 352, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 18, 1981 01:34 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N2JBM, Previous Call Sign: KB2GSU
    Grant Date: 02/28/1989, Expiration Date: 02/28/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/01/2001
    Registrant: Mark J Du Fine, 99 Evergreen Ave, West Elmira, NY 14905

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$131,52329$104,95778$108,48628$44,9937$63,689
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$202,8301$122,5003$66,7171$29,4500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$58,9104$147,26815$129,7307$30,0273$112,907
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$91,0405$62,25420$128,6593$57,7902$130,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$50,2002$184,0851$7,3600$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$111,7165$132,274
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$208,8501$129,860
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$121,1600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$168,0200$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0109.00

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