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The City of Binghamton had a population of 46,548 as of July 1, 2016. Binghamton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Binghamton is located at latitude 42.1013 and longitude -75.9094 in Broome County. The formal boundaries for the City of Binghamton (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.65 sq. miles. Broome County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The City of Binghamton (GNIS ID: 978733) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Binghamton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Binghamton: Chenango Point.

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Binghamton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 46,548
Population in Households 45,211
Population in Familes 28,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,337
Population Density1 4,438
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 20,732
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 9,614
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,460 (35.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,272 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,036 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $89,199
Average Home Value $114,111


Median Household Income $31,480
Average Household Income $48,512
Per Capita Income $22,304
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.28%
Households -0.32% -0.28%
Families -0.61% -0.45%
Median Household Income   -0.96%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Binghamton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Binghamton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 98th
Population Density1 # 163 86th
Diversity Index2 # 218 82nd
Median Household Income # 1178 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1021 15th

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