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Total population: 29,310 (All urban)

Elmira,NY index of house prices


Houses: 12,895 (11,475 occupied: 5,536 owner occupied, 5,939 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

52%
State:

50%

Housing density: 1763 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $480,807.


Median contract rent in 2009: $450 (lower quartile is $367, upper quartile is $534)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $469


Median gross rent in Elmira, NY in 2009: $561


Housing units in Elmira with a mortgage: 2,940 (264 second mortgage, 468 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,852


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $56,425


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $32,815


Median monthly housing costs: $634





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $70,158 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Elmira:

$70,158
New York:

$306,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,990 - $93,399

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $109,440
Here:

$109,440
State:

$343,827

Townhouses or other attached units: $76,629
Here:

$76,629
State:

$484,742

In 2-unit structures: $247,591
Here:

$247,591
State:

$460,134

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $414,975
Here:

$414,975
State:

$569,159

Mobile homes: $47,891
Here:

$47,891
State:

$40,766

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,176
  • In family households: 21,567 (4,175 male householders, 2,592 female householders)
    4,098 spouses, 8,696 children (8,064 natural, 184 adopted, 448 stepchildren), 455 grandchildren, 244 brothers or sisters, 144 parents, 214 other relatives, 949 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,609 (2,025 male householders (1,516 living alone)), 2,694 female householders (2,433 living alone)), 890 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,764 (2,570 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,668 2-persons, 1,657 3-persons, 1,332 4-persons, 743 5-persons, 229 6-persons, 138 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,949 1-person, 665 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 25 4-persons.

3,548 married couples with children.
3,342 single-parent households (560 men, 2,782 women).

95.2% of residents of Elmira speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 671 (2.2%)
(38.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.6

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Elmira, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 307
  • 5 rooms: 779
  • 6 rooms: 1,659
  • 7 rooms: 1,191
  • 8 rooms: 837
  • 9 or more rooms: 716
  • 1 room: 177
  • 2 rooms: 372
  • 3 rooms: 1,240
  • 4 rooms: 1,364
  • 5 rooms: 1,061
  • 6 rooms: 902
  • 7 rooms: 526
  • 8 rooms: 196
  • 9 or more rooms: 101
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Elmira, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,123
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,787
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,297
  • 5+ bedrooms: 261
  • no bedroom: 233
  • 1 bedroom: 1,888
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,936
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,541
  • 4 bedrooms: 312
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Elmira, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 459
  • 1 vehicle: 2,234
  • 2 vehicles: 2,111
  • 3 vehicles: 602
  • 4 vehicles: 106
  • 5+ vehicles: 24
  • no vehicle: 2,099
  • 1 vehicle: 2,810
  • 2 vehicles: 874
  • 3 vehicles: 114
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 14
  • 2000 to 2004: 118
  • 1990 to 1999: 205
  • 1980 to 1989: 187
  • 1970 to 1979: 801
  • 1960 to 1969: 650
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,372
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,618
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,557

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Elmira, NY house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Elmira, NY:

  • Less than $10,000: 3
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 1
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 1
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 12
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 14
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 13
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 13
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 99
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 198
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 267
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 423
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 520
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 540
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1518
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 845
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 372
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 155
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 84
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 55
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 51
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 12
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 27
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 8
  • $1,000,000 or more: 13
 


Elmira rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Elmira:

  • Less than $100: 48 people
  • $100 to $149: 33
  • $150 to $199: 157
  • $200 to $249: 262
  • $250 to $299: 100
  • $300 to $349: 229
  • $350 to $399: 248
  • $400 to $449: 448
  • $450 to $499: 411
  • $500 to $549: 659
  • $550 to $599: 474
  • $600 to $649: 411
  • $650 to $699: 235
  • $700 to $749: 332
  • $750 to $799: 241
  • $800 to $899: 400
  • $900 to $999: 299
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 322
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 6
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 26
  • $2,000 or more: 51
  • No cash rent: 162
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 94
  • 1990 to 1994: 88
  • 1985 to 1989: 128
  • 1980 to 1984: 139
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 46
  • 1970 to 1974: 50
  • 1965 to 1969: 119


Elmira, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.8%
Number of people working at home: 256 (2.3% of all workers)


Elmira commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 872
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2417
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2581
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1979
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1193
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 301
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 714
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 105
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 108
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 307
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 251
  • 90 or more minutes: 157
 


Elmira mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 8,077 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 1,373 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 226 (2%)
  • Taxi: 76 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 79 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,081 (10%)
  • Other means: 62 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 256 (2%)
 


Elmira, NY household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 1987
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 1237
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 1096
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 938
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 903
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 870
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 734
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 644
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 479
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 857
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 769
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 539
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 199
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 101
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 64
  • $200,000 or more: 69
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 3712
 Irish: 3560
 German: 3285
 Italian: 2888
 English: 1767
 Polish: 1457
 United States or American: 1424
 French (except Basque): 446
 Dutch: 385
 Ukrainian: 340
 Scottish: 276
 Scotch-Irish: 223
 Welsh: 199
 French Canadian: 195
 Swedish: 164
 Pennsylvania German: 152
 Russian: 124
 Arab:: 123
 European: 109
 Lebanese: 103
 Greek: 73
 British: 71
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 64
 Czechoslovakian: 58
 Slovak: 58
 Hungarian: 56
 Norwegian: 55
 Subsaharan African:: 48
 Portuguese: 45
 Danish: 43
 African: 41
 Finnish: 36
 Austrian: 36
 Lithuanian: 33
 Jamaican: 23
 British West Indian: 22
 Syrian: 20
 Swiss: 17
 Canadian: 15
 Scandinavian: 10
 Northern European: 9
 Belgian: 9
 Zimbabwean: 7
 Israeli: 7
 Bahamian: 7
 Czech: 6
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 6
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 6
 Croatian: 5
 Slavic: 5
 Latvian: 5
 Slovene: 4


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



  • Italy (12%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Other Caribbean (5%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Laos (5%)


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

  • This state: 23831
  • Northeast: 3161
  • Midwest: 698
  • South: 1831
  • West: 459

50% of Elmira residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in New York.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 83
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 53
  • 5th and 6th grade: 92
  • 7th and 8th grade: 582
  • 9th grade: 541
  • 10th grade: 779
  • 11th grade: 444
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 343
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,190
  • Less than 1 year of college: 563
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 936
  • Associate degree: 571
  • Bachelor's degree: 846
  • Master's degree: 347
  • Professional school degree: 113
  • Doctorate degree: 53

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 114
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 17
  • 5th and 6th grade: 81
  • 7th and 8th grade: 455
  • 9th grade: 276
  • 10th grade: 457
  • 11th grade: 326
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 293
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,637
  • Less than 1 year of college: 751
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,010
  • Associate degree: 766
  • Bachelor's degree: 833
  • Master's degree: 425
  • Professional school degree: 145
  • Doctorate degree: 25

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 13.6%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 9.9%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 26.5%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 17.7%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 20.8%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 32.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 66.7%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 35.2%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 3.7%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 15.0%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 25.7%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $35,832
  • Black householders: $23,594
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $34,182
  • Asian householders: $26,385
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $4,282
  • Some other race householders: $6,635
  • Two or more races householders: $13,854
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $11,355
Elmira household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Elmira household income for Black householders
Elmira household income for Asian householders
Elmira household income for Two or more races householders
Elmira household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Elmira marital status for males
Elmira marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $69,622
  • Black or African American householders: $68,153
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $43,430
  • Asian householders: $60,135
  • Two or more races householders: $60,135
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $52,785

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,129
  • One, attached: 213
  • Two: 2,909
  • 3 or 4: 1,551
  • 5 to 9: 1,108
  • 10 to 19: 211
  • 20 to 49: 180
  • 50 or more: 567
  • Mobile homes: 27

Median worth of mobile homes: $91,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Elmira:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Elmira
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (94.9%)
  • Electricity (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (77.4%)
  • Electricity (17.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 378
Here:

10.6%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

4.8%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,167
Here:

62.5%
New York:

38.2%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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