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Elmira, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Elmira,NY index of house prices

Total population: 28,647 (All urban)

Houses: 11,880 (10,295 occupied: 4,310 owner occupied, 6,392 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

47%

Housing density: 1,624 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $159,328.

Median contract rent in 2016: $381 (lower quartile is $297, upper quartile is $456)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $789


Median gross rent in Elmira, NY in 2016: $447

Housing units in Elmira with a mortgage: 2,773 (17 second mortgage, 271 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,543

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $62,819

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,454

Median monthly housing costs: $721


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Elmira, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $77,068 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Elmira:

$77,068
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,980 - $93,801

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $87,666
Here:

$87,666
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $633,112
Here:

$633,112
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $60,862
Here:

$60,862
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $59,893
Here:

$59,893
State:

$650,258
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1945

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,120
  • In family households: 18,665 (2,532 male householders, 3,124 female householders)
    3,156 spouses, 7,306 children (6,704 natural, 320 adopted, 262 stepchildren), 1,028 grandchildren, 160 brothers or sisters, 90 parents, 303 other relatives, 990 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,758 (1,544 male householders (1,171 living alone)), 3,052 female householders (2,504 living alone)), 1,130 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,832

Size of family households: 2,517 2-persons, 1,607 3-persons, 854 4-persons, 354 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 135 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,647 1-person, 747 2-persons, 96 3-persons, 15 4-persons.

2,773 married couples with children.
2,444 single-parent households (633 men, 1,811 women).

95.0% of residents of Elmira speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 45% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 780 (2.8%)
(40.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elmira, New York:

  • 5no bedroom
  • 291 bedroom
  • 6012 bedrooms
  • 2,4143 bedrooms
  • 9314 bedrooms
  • 3455+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Elmira population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elmira, New York:

  • 325no bedroom
  • 2,0271 bedroom
  • 2,0502 bedrooms
  • 1,3963 bedrooms
  • 3904 bedrooms
  • 1195+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Elmira population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Elmira in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 116no vehicle
  • 1,3621 vehicle
  • 2,0212 vehicles
  • 6093 vehicles
  • 1204 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Elmira population

Cars and other vehicles available in Elmira in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,322no vehicle
  • 2,6701 vehicle
  • 9952 vehicles
  • 1573 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Elmira population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Elmira, New York:

  • 51 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 103 rooms
  • 1024 rooms
  • 3865 rooms
  • 1,0936 rooms
  • 1,0697 rooms
  • 1,0028 rooms
  • 7639+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Elmira population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elmira, New York:

  • 3321 room
  • 202 rooms
  • 1,1853 rooms
  • 1,6704 rooms
  • 1,0225 rooms
  • 1,0686 rooms
  • 5017 rooms
  • 4748 rooms
  • 1059+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Elmira population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Elmira, NY household income distribution

  • Elmira, NY household income distribution
  • 1,586Less than $10,000
  • 1,048$10,000 to $14,999
  • 631$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,133$20,000 to $24,999
  • 663$25,000 to $29,999
  • 652$30,000 to $34,999
  • 293$35,000 to $39,999
  • 306$40,000 to $44,999
  • 437$45,000 to $49,999
  • 677$50,000 to $59,999
  • 734$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,022$75,000 to $99,999
  • 444$100,000 to $124,999
  • 166$125,000 to $149,999
  • 194$150,000 to $199,999
  • 112$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Elmira, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Elmira, NY
  • 22Less than $10,000
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 38$20,000 to $24,999
  • 40$25,000 to $29,999
  • 71$30,000 to $34,999
  • 44$35,000 to $39,999
  • 506$40,000 to $49,999
  • 475$50,000 to $59,999
  • 568$60,000 to $69,999
  • 646$70,000 to $79,999
  • 506$80,000 to $89,999
  • 292$90,000 to $99,999
  • 280$100,000 to $124,999
  • 122$125,000 to $149,999
  • 60$150,000 to $174,999
  • 36$175,000 to $199,999
  • 30$200,000 to $249,999
  • 79$250,000 to $299,999
  • 104$300,000 to $399,999
  • 26$400,000 to $499,999
  • 13$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Elmira, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Elmira, NY
  • 62Less than $100
  • 219$100 to $149
  • 13$150 to $199
  • 390$200 to $249
  • 43$250 to $299
  • 250$300 to $349
  • 87$350 to $399
  • 420$400 to $449
  • 520$450 to $499
  • 707$500 to $549
  • 634$550 to $599
  • 374$600 to $649
  • 533$650 to $699
  • 448$700 to $749
  • 296$750 to $799
  • 618$800 to $899
  • 120$900 to $999
  • 170$1,000 to $1,249
  • 70$1,250 to $1,499
  • 109$1,500 to $1,999
  • 23$2,000 to $2,499
  • 149No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1172010 or later
  • 1892000 to 2009
  • 931990 to 1999
  • 2671980 to 1989
  • 531970 to 1979
  • 169Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Elmira population
Elmira commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 449
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,352
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,129
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,246
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,367
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 345
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,036
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 68
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 176
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 334
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 229
  • 90 or more minutes: 258
Elmira, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 84.7%
Number of people working at home: 226 (2.2% of all workers)

Elmira mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 13,843 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 1,299 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 120 (1%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 124 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 104 (1%)
  • Walked: 693 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 226 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 3,691
 Irish: 1,250
 Italian: 1,133
 German: 844
 English: 486
 Polish: 359
 Pennsylvania German: 237
 European: 203
 Scottish: 122
 Dutch: 112
 Welsh: 91
 Jamaican: 86
 Ukrainian: 69
 Hungarian: 66
 Eastern European: 53
 British: 42
 Swedish: 33
 Canadian: 32
 Scotch-Irish: 29
 Haitian: 28
 Russian: 26
 French Canadian: 25
 Nigerian: 25
 French (except Basque): 23
 Czech: 23
 Portuguese: 18
 Norwegian: 15
 Iranian: 12
 Lithuanian: 11
 Croatian: 10
 Scandinavian: 9
 Czechoslovakian: 6
 Albanian: 5
 West Indian: 5
 Danish: 4
 Austrian: 3
 Belgian: 1

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

  • 17%Canada
  • 12%Jamaica
  • 6%Germany
  • 5%Colombia
  • 5%Mexico
  • 4%Poland
  • 4%Grenada

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

  • This state: 21,918
  • Other state: 5,008
  • Northeast: 2,668
  • Midwest: 222
  • South: 1,677
  • West: 553

80% of Elmira residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in New York.

Elmira:

80.4%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 26
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 258
  • 5th and 6th grade: 303
  • 7th and 8th grade: 239
  • 9th grade: 42
  • 10th grade: 299
  • 11th grade: 146
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 226
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,140
  • Less than 1 year of college: 788
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 814
  • Associate degree: 689
  • Bachelor's degree: 565
  • Master's degree: 436
  • Professional school degree: 80
  • Doctorate degree: 24

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 55
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 5
  • 5th and 6th grade: 70
  • 7th and 8th grade: 218
  • 9th grade: 106
  • 10th grade: 211
  • 11th grade: 254
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 156
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,614
  • Less than 1 year of college: 669
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,157
  • Associate degree: 1,040
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,097
  • Master's degree: 662
  • Professional school degree: 21
  • Doctorate degree: 41

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 10.6%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 22.9%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.0%Males
Elmira marital status for males
Elmira marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,360
  • One, attached: 187
  • Two: 2,498
  • 3 or 4: 2,254
  • 5 to 9: 813
  • 10 to 19: 441
  • 20 to 49: 213
  • 50 or more: 525
  • Mobile homes: 16

Median worth of mobile homes: $59,421

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Elmira:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Elmira
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (93.4%)
  • Electricity (6.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (70.2%)
  • Electricity (20.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 385
Here:

13.9%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 73
Here:

4.6%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,264
Here:

57.5%
New York:

34.3%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)