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Population (year 2000): 30,940. Estimated population in July 2005: 29,928 (-3.3% change)
Males: 15,564 (50.3%), Females: 15,376 (49.7%)

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Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $27,292 (year 2000)
Median house value: $51,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Elmira:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.8%)
  • Black (13.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: Irish (17.4%), German (16.5%), Italian (11.0%), English (9.6%), Polish (6.7%), United States (4.6%).

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Elevation: 873 feet

Land area: 7.3 square miles

Elmira,

For population 25 years and over in Elmira

  • High school or higher: 74.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elmira city

  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

2.2% Foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,929 (-8.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Syracuse, (80.4 miles pop. 147,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY Rochester, (92.6 miles pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (184.4 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NY (0.0 miles Elmira, NY (1.9 miles Southport, Elmira, NY (2.4 miles West Heights, NY (2.8 miles Elmira NY (5.4 miles Horseheads, North, NY (6.9 miles Horseheads


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $232,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Latitude: 42.09 N, Longitude: 76.81 W

Area code: 607


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.9%), Manufacturing (15.0%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,234 (+23.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,242 (55.5%)

Average climate in Elmira, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elmira,

Elmira-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Elmira city center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/30/1955, a category 3 tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Eileen Collins - astronaut, Hal Roach - (1892-1992), director, producer, Mike Hulbert - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 4/14/58), Tommy Hilfiger - (born 1951), fashion designer.


Main business address for: HARDINGE INC (MACHINE TOOLS, METAL CUTTING TYPES), CHEMUNG FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Elmira:
  • ARNOT OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER (ROE AVE GROVE ST)
  • ELMIRA PSYCH CENTER (WASHINGTON ST)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (555 E MARKET ST)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Elmira:
  • ELMIRA/CORNING REGIONAL (about 7 miles; ELMIRA/CORNING, NY; ID: ELM)
  • ITHACA TOMPKINS REGIONAL (about 37 miles; ITHACA, NY; ID: ITH)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 59 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; ID: BGM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Elmira:
  • BLUE SWAN (about 20 miles; SAYRE, PA; ID: N32)
  • CORNING-PAINTED POST (about 21 miles; CORNING, NY; ID: 7N1)
  • GRUND FIELD (about 29 miles; ITHACA, NY; ID: 5N3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7 $22,826 $39,130 0 $0
Financial Administration 16 $55,414 $41,560 2 $1,521
Other Government Administration 4 $14,925 $44,775 7 $4,629
Judicial and Legal 3 $11,626 $46,504 1 $1,765
Police Protection - Officers 83 $327,568 $47,359 30 $14,156
Police - Other 7 $17,969 $30,804 7 $4,512
Fire - Other 6 $13,552 $27,104 0 $0
Firefighters 73 $289,009 $47,508 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $16,585 $33,170 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $3,841 $46,092 2 $1,193
Water Supply 53 $195,744 $44,319 1 $755
Solid Waste Management 23 $60,861 $31,753 0 $0
Health 3 $7,525 $30,100 2 $1,375
Streets and Highways 27 $86,392 $38,396 0 $0
Totals for Government 312 $1,123,837 $43,224 52 $29,907


Colleges/Universities in Elmira:
  • ELMIRA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,488; Location: ONE PARK PL; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.elmira.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ELMIRA BUSINESS INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 202; Location: 303 North Main Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ebi-college.com)
  • ARNOT-OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF RAD TECHN (FT enrollment: 22; Location: 600 ROE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aomc.org)
  • ARNOT-OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 22; Location: 600 ROE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.aomc.org)
  • SCHUYLER-CHEMUNG-TIOGA BOCES LPN PROGRAM (FT enrollment: 11; Location: 459 PHILO RD; Public; Website: www.sctboces.org)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elmira:
  • CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; CORNING, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,797)
  • MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 27 miles; MANSFIELD, PA; FT enrollment: 2,831)
  • ITHACA COLLEGE (about 33 miles; ITHACA, NY; FT enrollment: 6,052)
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY-ENDOWED COLLEGES (about 34 miles; ITHACA, NY; FT enrollment: 12,036)
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY-NY STATE STATUTORY COLLEGES (about 34 miles; ITHACA, NY; FT enrollment: 7,413)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT CORTLAND (about 55 miles; CORTLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 6,187)
  • PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 59 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; FT enrollment: 4,666)
Public high schools in Elmira:
  • SOUTHSIDE HS (Students: 1,184; Location: 777 S MAIN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ELMIRA FREE ACAD (Students: 1,077; Location: 933 HOFFMAN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Elmira:
  • NORTE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 1400 MAPLE AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ELMIRA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 203; Location: 235 EAST MILLER ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Elmira:
  • BROADWAY MS (Students: 980; Location: 1000 BROADWAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ERNIE DAVIS MS (Students: 828; Location: 610 LAKE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HENDY AVE SCHOOL AT BOOTH (Students: 517; Location: 414 DAVIS ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • DIVEN SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 1115 HALL ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PARLEY COBURN SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: 216 MT ZOAR ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BROADWAY ES (Students: 431; Location: 1000 BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 422 W WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RIVERSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 381; Location: 409 RIVERSIDE AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • THOMAS K. BEECHER SCHOOL (Students: 367; Location: 310 SULLIVAN ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BOCES SCHUYLER-CHEMUNG-TIOGA (Students: 358; Location: 459 PHILO RD; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Elmira:
  • HOLY FAMILY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 421 FULTON STREET; Grades: PK - 3)
  • HOLY FAMILY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 179; Location: 1010 DAVIS STREET; Grades: 7 - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY INTERMEDIATE (Students: 162; Location: 301 DEMAREST PARKWAY; Grades: 4 - 6)
  • ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 809 MAPLE AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
Library in Elmira:
  • STEELE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,369,112; Location: 101 EAST CHURCH STREET; 339,030 books; 10,460 audio materials; 8,016 video materials; 253 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Elmira Reformatory (A).

Cemeteries: Fulton Street Cemetery (1), Second Street Cemetery (2), Woodlawn National Cemetery (3), Woodlawn Cemetery (4).

Lakes: Eldridge Lake (A), Weyer Pond (B), Foster Pond (C), Miller Pond (D).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Badger Creek (A), Heller Creek (B), Newtown Creek (C), Hoffman Brook (D).

Parks in Elmira include: Center Street Park (1), Eldridge Park (2), Grove Park (3), McKinnon Park (4), Parker Field (5), Brand Park (6).


Elmira compared to New York state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Elmira:
  • WELM (1410 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LIMITED)
  • WEHH (1590 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA HTS/HORSEHEAD, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCBA (1350 AM; 1 kW; CORNING, NY)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elmira:
  • W228AT (93.5 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WLVY (94.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WOKN (99.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • W205BR (88.9 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WENY-FM (92.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSQE (91.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB. TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • W275AB (102.9 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W201CO (88.1 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WECW (107.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: ELMIRA COLLEGE)
  • WMTT (94.7 FM; TIOGA, PA; Owner: EUROPA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNGZ (104.9 FM; MONTOUR FALLS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBA-FM (98.7 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WREQ (96.9 FM; RIDGEBURY, PA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCIH (90.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPGI (100.9 FM; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WGMM (97.7 FM; BIG FLATS, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHGL-FM (100.3 FM; CANTON, PA; Owner: CANTROAIR COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNKI (106.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • W219CE (91.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: BIBLE LIGHTHOUSE, INC.)

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

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