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Broome County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 197,349 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 200,536 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 32,183
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,077
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 52,570
Renter-occupied apartments: 28,907 (it was 28,179 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

47%

Land area: 707 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 279 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Broome County: 100.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.9%), Educational, health and social services (17.8%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Broome County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.4%)
  • Asian alone (3.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 96,778  (49.0%)
Females: 100,571  (51.0%)

Broome County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Broome County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,152 ($35,347 in 1999)

This county:

$46,152
New York:

$60,850

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $602 (lower quartile is $496, upper quartile is $751)
This county:

$602
State:

$1058


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $111,900 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Broome:

$111,900
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,500 - $163,800

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $137,797
Here:

$137,797
State:

$344,789

Townhouses or other attached units: $504,639
Here:

$504,639
State:

$553,457

In 2-unit structures: $124,723
Here:

$124,723
State:

$524,046

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,767
Here:

$79,767
State:

$600,393

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,680
Here:

$125,680
State:

$779,069

Mobile homes: $58,906
Here:

$58,906
State:

$72,935
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,180
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $499

Institutionalized population: 2,687

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 43
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 801
  • Auto thefts: 37

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 35
  • Burglaries: 177
  • Thefts: 901
  • Auto thefts: 56
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 177 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2008: 213 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2009: 92 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2010: 60 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2013: 50 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2014: 53 buildings, average cost: $170,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,417 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,630 (2.5%)

Broome County household income distribution in 2009 Broome County home values distribution Broome County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.8%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Black residents, 39.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 51.4% for other race residents, 37.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.8%
Broome County:

17.8%
New York:

15.4%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 39.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 50.5% for other race residents, 36.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Area name: Binghamton, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Broome County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $546 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $713 a month.

Cities in this county include: Union, Binghamton, Vestal, Johnson City, Endicott, Endwell, Chenango, Fenton, Binghamton University, Conklin.

Broome County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Barker town12149 - 204232 - 52
Binghamton city46776 - 83028 - 32
Binghamton town4086 - 112722 - 33
Chenango town2422422 - 275855 - 61
Colesville town35129 - 153631 - 42
Conklin town593429 - 396762 - 72
Dickinson town902219 - 255450 - 58
Fenton town1273128 - 356662 - 69
Kirkwood town731613 - 194339 - 48
Lisle town8116 - 173625 - 47
Maine town5097 - 123227 - 37
Nanticoke town441 - 9153 - 28
Sanford town251814 - 244840 - 55
Triangle town172115 - 285546 - 64
Union town87076 - 82928 - 30
Vestal town4331311 - 143736 - 39
Windsor town56119 - 143631 - 41
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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Broome County: East Beecher Hill Community Club (A), Oakley Corners (B), Waits (C), Owego Northbound Rest Area (D), Nichols Southbound Rest Area (E), The Club at Shepard Hills (F), Grandview Farms Golf Course (G), Newark Valley Golf Club (H), Tioga Industrial Park (I), The Links at Hiawatha Landing (J), The Links At Hiawatha Landing (K), Apalachin Golf Course (L), Catatonk Golf Course (M), Hollybrook Country Club (N), Gentle Creek Horse Farm (O), Owego Water Pollution Control Point Number 2 (P), Johnson Farms (Q), AA Dairy (R), Angel Ridge Farm (S), Blue J Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Broome County include: South Apalachin Baptist Church (A), Faith Christian Academy Church (B), Apalachin Christian And Missionary Alliance Church (C), West Creek Church (D), Bible Baptist Church (E), Tioga Center Baptist Church (F), Barton United Methodist Church (G), Richford Congregational Church (H), Saint Francis Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Broadway Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2), Anderson Hill Cemetery (3), Saint Johns Cemetery (4), Saint Patricks Cemetery (5), Bushnell Cemetery (6), Glen Hope Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mutton Hill Pond (A), Rightmire Pond (B), Spencer Lake (C), Summit Pond (D), Zorn Pond (E), Lake Diana (F), Dodge Pond (G), Empire Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Owl Creek (A), Butson Creek (B), Parks Creek (C), Burheight Creek (D), Wilson Creek (E), Willseyville Creek (F), Smith Creek (G), Pipe Creek (H), Flag Marsh Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Broome County include: The Hickories Park (1), Hiawatha Island Wildlife Refuge (2), Campville Commons (3), Muth Park (4), Lane Collyer Field (5), Apalachin Marsh Bird Sanctuary (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Elko County, Nevada , Black Hawk County, Iowa , Jones County, Iowa , Wayne County, Pennsylvania , Rock County, Nebraska , Van Buren County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 17,211
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 10,536 (55% naturalized citizens)

Broome County:

5.3%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,471
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,051
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,044
  • 1980 to 1984: 967
  • 1975 to 1979: 598
  • 1970 to 1974: 560
  • 1970 to 1974: 488
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,357
Note: State values scaled to Broome County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.5%

Broome County marital status for males Broome County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 52,198
  • One, attached: 1,658
  • Two: 11,745
  • 3 or 4: 6,869
  • 5 to 9: 4,917
  • 10 to 19: 2,961
  • 20 or more: 3,061
  • Mobile homes: 5,351
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 57

Housing units in Broome County with a mortgage: 25,428 (1,778 second mortgage, 3,368 home equity loan, 73 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,243

Here:

61.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Broome County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,22034
Mainline Protestant21,82382
Evangelical Protestant13,54184
Other4,90018
Orthodox2,2859
Black Protestant2952
None95,536-
Broome County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Broome County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Broome County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 159
This county:

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Broome County:

8.6%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Broome County:

27.0%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Broome County:

Average size of farms: 167 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $48,966
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $143.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.78%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $51,715
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,935
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.70%
Corn for grain: 2166 harvested acres
Vegetables: 220 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 127 acres

Tornado activity:

Broome County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below New York state average. It is 5061248.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 26 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/31/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Broome County-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 147.9 miles away from Broome County 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 195.8 miles away from the county 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 236.6 miles away from the county 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 125.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Broome County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 274.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4129: July 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 4129, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3341: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3341, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4031: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4031, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 26, 2011 to May 08, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1993: June 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1670: December 12, 2006, FEMA Id: 1670, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1650: July 01, 2006, FEMA Id: 1650, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 02, 2005 to April 04, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1589: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1565: October 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1565, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Broome County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tropical Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Italy (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Broome County (%):

  • Irish (16%)
  • Italian (13%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (12%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Slovak (3%)

Broome County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 71,226 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 9,145 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,323 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 11 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 145 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 65 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 193 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,852 (4%)
  • Other means: 344 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,237 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Broome County, New York in 2000:

  • 5,090 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,279 people in nursing homes
  • 385 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 320 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 248 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 196 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 188 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 106 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 81 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 73 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 44 people in religious group quarters
  • 36 people in other group homes
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 2 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Broome County, New York in 2010:

  • 6,325 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,753 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 476 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 413 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 310 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 291 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 175 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 133 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 114 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 63 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 21 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,515.

3.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,032 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.45%
New York average:

5.06%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($329 average AGI)
Broome County:

0.03%
New York average:

0.08%

1.89% relocated from other counties in New York ($17,787 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($15,916 average AGI)
Broome County:

1.53%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tioga County, NY  0.43% ($33,632 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.21% ($30,268)
from Susquehanna County, PA  0.13% ($31,117)
from Onondaga County, NY  0.13% ($35,920)
from Kings County, NY  0.11% ($21,333)
from Delaware County, NY  0.08% ($35,703)
from Cortland County, NY  0.07% ($29,269)


4.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
New York average:

5.46%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($298 average AGI)
Broome County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

2.02% relocated to other counties in New York ($14,548 average AGI)
2.50% relocated to other states ($23,907 average AGI)
Broome County:

2.50%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tioga County, NY  0.41% ($38,602 average AGI)
to Chenango County, NY  0.18% ($31,867)
to Onondaga County, NY  0.16% ($31,529)
to Susquehanna County, PA  0.11% ($49,438)
to Cortland County, NY  0.10% ($27,725)
to Tompkins County, NY  0.10% ($35,338)
to Monroe County, NY  0.10% ($40,566)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Broome County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Broome County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Broome County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Broome County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Broome County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 38,669 (31,702 aged, 6,967 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,510 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Broome County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,876)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,576)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,989)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,384)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (998)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (905)
  • Unspecified dementia (843)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (783)
  • Congestive heart failure (643)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (622)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,256
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 295
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,126

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,099
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 92.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.1
  • Suffocation - 28.8
  • Other - 17.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 190,459
  • In family households: 147,239 (32,824 male householders, 15,822 female householders)
    34,917 spouses, 50,639 children (47,369 natural, 1,031 adopted, 2,239 stepchildren), 3,007 grandchildren, 1,350 brothers or sisters, 1,334 parents, 1,398 other relatives, 5,089 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 43,220 (15,781 male householders (11,904 living alone)), 17,740 female householders (14,724 living alone)), 9,699 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,141 (2,687 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 22,702 2-persons, 11,320 3-persons, 8,806 4-persons, 3,678 5-persons, 1,312 6-persons, 828 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 26,628 1-person, 5,344 2-persons, 820 3-persons, 475 4-persons, 140 5-persons, 52 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.

30,684 married couples with children.
11,847 single-parent households (2,739 men, 9,108 women).

91.1% of residents of Broome County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,279,470,000 ($6,472 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $143,032,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $543,940,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $261,168,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,977,000
Federal grants: $280,963,000
Federal procurement contracts: $140,443,000 ($125,571,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $49,978,000 ($4,884,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $39,281,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $54,823,000
Federal Government insurance: $73,528,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,963
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,105
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,003
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,193
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Broome County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 31.47 millions of gallons per day (80% from ground, 20% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 111
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,265
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,898
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,616
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,695
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,879
  • 1960 to 1969: 13,432
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,359
  • 1940 to 1949: 9,481
  • 1939 or earlier: 27,913
Note: State values scaled to Broome population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Broome County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Broome County population
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 124
  • 3 rooms: 745
  • 4 rooms: 3,682
  • 5 rooms: 9,618
  • 6 rooms: 13,870
  • 7 rooms: 10,312
  • 8 rooms: 6,898
  • 9+ rooms: 7,303
  • 1 room: 776
  • 2 rooms: 1,788
  • 3 rooms: 5,562
  • 4 rooms: 7,707
  • 5 rooms: 6,187
  • 6 rooms: 3,679
  • 7 rooms: 1,317
  • 8 rooms: 700
  • 9+ rooms: 463
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Broome County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Broome County population
  • no bedroom: 55
  • 1 bedroom: 1,204
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,423
  • 3 bedrooms: 28,088
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,415
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,385
  • no bedroom: 1,008
  • 1 bedroom: 8,018
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,695
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,845
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,215
  • 5+ bedrooms: 398
Cars and other vehicles available in Broome County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Broome County population
  • no vehicle: 2,643
  • 1 vehicle: 16,983
  • 2 vehicles: 23,874
  • 3 vehicles: 7,057
  • 4 vehicles: 1,586
  • 5+ vehicles: 427
  • no vehicle: 7,385
  • 1 vehicle: 14,084
  • 2 vehicles: 5,547
  • 3 vehicles: 960
  • 4 vehicles: 117
  • 5+ vehicles: 86

60% of Broome County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in New York.

Broome County:

60.2%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 152,199
  • Northeast: 23,706
  • Midwest: 4,517
  • South: 5,933
  • West: 2,273

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Broome County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • Electricity (4.5%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Utility gas (69.7%)
  • Electricity (17.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,072
Here:

9.3%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 804
Here:

7.5%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,021
Here:

7.0%
New York:

38.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Broome County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $10,415,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $7,158,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,636,000
    General - Other: $2,412,000
    Parks and Recreation: $510,000
    Other Higher Education: $61,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $77,174,000
    Other Higher Education: $44,317,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,939,000
    Health - Other: $28,335,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $26,257,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,731,000
    Police Protection: $10,101,000
    Transit Utilities: $9,012,000
    Regular Highways: $7,541,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,562,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,454,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,165,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,033,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,798,000
    Financial Administration: $4,340,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,517,000
    Air Transportation: $3,450,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,126,000
    Libraries: $2,730,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,967,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $527,000
    Housing and Community Development: $360,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,180,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $35,445,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $34,244,000
    Corrections - Other: $664,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Other Higher Education: $585,000
    General - Other: $223,000
    Police Protection: $72,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $99,590,000

Broome County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $37,306,000
    Higher Education - Other: $17,150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,685,000
    Air Transportation: $3,192,000
    Parks and Recreation: $700,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,424,000
    Education: $1,174,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $763,000
    Education: $372,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $19,132,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,930,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $378,000
    Rents: $111,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $79,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $2,318,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $52,009,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,025,000
    Education: $16,156,000
    All Other: $13,097,000
    Highways: $5,273,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $137,407,000
    Property: $54,555,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,723,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,057,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $793,000
    Other License: $7,000

Broome County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $157,048,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,048,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,514,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,210,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,565,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,645,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,514,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $19,000,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,500,000

Broome County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,134,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,194,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,411,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,116
  • Number of aged recipients: 522
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,594
  • Number of recipients under 18: 993
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,119
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,004
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,267
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,046
Broome County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Broome County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 55 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 ORIGINATED642$105,967710$122,1581,793$111,370376$44,94123$336,217123$105,11446$91,022
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED41$99,53767$132,104177$104,67848$30,7087$206,85713$88,00015$57,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED99$98,576170$113,306757$101,675342$22,26913$200,23166$90,10662$61,194
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN52$107,76990$95,767535$113,968127$33,9690$026$71,7699$45,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$102,80013$115,38587$110,89741$27,3660$05$77,8006$42,833
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 49 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED165$134,18878$138,8211$111,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED49$137,26527$141,0003$65,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$124,48617$150,8820$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$117,3644$80,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$141,0002$187,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Broome County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,49481.2 years
John2,40974.8 years
William1,45174.2 years
Joseph1,36975.2 years
Helen1,30780.3 years
Anna1,21283.0 years
Robert1,18971.2 years
George1,09276.0 years
James1,03072.5 years
Charles96375.3 years
Most common last names in Broome County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith66077.2 years
Brown33275.6 years
Miller30075.7 years
Williams29076.7 years
Jones25777.1 years
Johnson23177.4 years
Clark21177.5 years
Davis20774.9 years
Lewis17178.0 years
Allen15277.9 years
Businesses in Broome County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Kohl's1
AT&T6La Quinta1
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts5Lane Furniture4
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Ann Taylor1Lowe's2
Applebee's2Macy's1
Arby's3Marriott2
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets7
BMW1McDonald's10
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works2Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity3
Best Western1New Balance2
Budget Car Rental1New York & Co1
Burger King4Nike9
CVS12Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Country Buffet1
Casual Male XL1Old Navy1
Catherines1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet3Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery2Papa John's Pizza1
Coldwater Creek1Payless3
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut4
DHL3Plato's Closet1
Days Inn1Quality1
Deb1Quiznos1
Dennys2RadioShack6
Domino's Pizza2Raymour & Flanigan1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Red Roof Inn1
Dunkin Donuts10Rite Aid6
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
Eddie Bauer1Rue211
Express1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug2Sears3
FedEx18Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples2
Foot Locker1Starbucks4
Ford1Subaru1
GNC4Subway17
GameStop3Super 81
Gap1T-Mobile6
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block9T.J.Maxx1
Hilton2Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn2Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1True Value3
IHOP1U-Haul9
JCPenney1UPS26
JoS. A. Bank1Vans2
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC3Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart2
Kmart2Wendy's5
Knights Inn2YMCA3

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  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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