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Elmira, New York (NY) Poverty Rate Data
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30.9% of Elmira, NY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 54.5% greater than the poverty level of 14.1% across the entire state of New York. Taking into account residents not living in families, 24.2% of high school graduates and 55.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 29.0% among disabled males and 36.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 88.0%. For comparison, it was 41.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Elmira, NY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Elmira:

30.9%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Elmira:

15.3%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Elmira:

29.0%
New York:

18.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Elmira:

38.3%
New York:

29.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Elmira:

36.5%
New York:

23.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Elmira:

40.6%
New York:

31.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

88.0%
Residents above poverty level:

41.0%

Poverty by age in Elmira, NY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Elmira
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Elmira,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 54.2%Under 5 years
  • 43.0%5 years
  • 57.4%6 to 11 years
  • 4.3%12 to 14 years
  • 62.3%15 years
  • 38.2%16 and 17 years
  • 41.4%18 to 24 years
  • 31.6%25 to 34 years
  • 7.9%35 to 44 years
  • 8.3%45 to 54 years
  • 21.5%55 to 64 years
  • 20.9%65 to 74 years
  • 7.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Elmira
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Elmira,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 52.8%Under 5 years
  • 48.1%5 years
  • 48.9%6 to 11 years
  • 41.9%12 to 14 years
  • 28.9%15 years
  • 22.2%16 and 17 years
  • 46.1%18 to 24 years
  • 28.6%25 to 34 years
  • 38.4%35 to 44 years
  • 16.3%45 to 54 years
  • 29.8%55 to 64 years
  • 8.5%65 to 74 years
  • 8.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Elmira, NY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Elmira,NY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 16.0%Under 5 years
  • 7.6%5 years
  • 13.3%6 to 11 years
  • 13.4%12 to 14 years
  • 8.2%15 years
  • 9.9%16 and 17 years
  • 16.8%18 to 24 years
  • 8.0%25 to 34 years
  • 9.2%35 to 44 years
  • 6.3%45 to 54 years
  • 5.0%55 to 64 years
  • 2.4%65 to 74 years
  • 3.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Elmira, NY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Elmira, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Elmira, NY (%)
  • 27.0%White
  • 41.0%Black
  • 64.0%American Indian
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 26.0%Other race
  • 41.0%2+ races
  • 43.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Elmira, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Elmira, NY (absolute numbers)
  • 5,011White
  • 1,261Black
  • 29American Indian
  • 0Asian
  • 7Native Hawaiian
  • 58Other race
  • 7162+ races
  • 483Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 30.4%Below poverty level
  • 69.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 2.4%Below poverty level
  • 97.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Elmira, NY

Children below poverty level:
Elmira, New York:

40.5%
State:

19.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Elmira:

24.2%
New York:

18.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Elmira:

55.2%
New York:

44.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 14.8%Married-couple family
  • 8.3%Male, no wife present
  • 76.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Elmira not in families by work experience
  • 3.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 30.5%Worked part-time
  • 66.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 4.7%Both worked full-time
  • 6.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 14.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.5%Both worked part-time
  • 23.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 41.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 1.6%1980 to 1989
  • 9.3%1970 to 1979
  • 1.9%1960 to 1969
  • 8.6%1950 to 1959
  • 7.3%1940 to 1949
  • 71.2%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 0.4%1995 to 1998
  • 0.7%1990 to 1994
  • 0.6%1980 to 1989
  • 1.8%1970 to 1979
  • 2.0%1960 to 1969
  • 9.4%1950 to 1959
  • 12.4%1940 to 1949
  • 72.3%1939 or earlier
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