Elmira, NY Demographics


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%)

Chemung County

Zip codes: 14901, 14903, 14904, 14905.

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

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%).

Elevation: 873 feet

Land area: 7.3 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

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)

Colleges and Universities

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 and Universities

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)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)