Chemung County NY Information


Chemung County Subdivisions

Chemung County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 88,346
Population in Households 83,356
Population in Familes 65,139
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,990
Population Density1 217
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 35,605
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 22,517
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,648 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,957 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,184 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $108,287
Average Home Value $132,274


Median Household Income $48,893
Average Household Income $61,753
Per Capita Income $25,668
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.1%
Households 0.08% -0.04%
Families -0.03% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.


Chemung County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chemung County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 32 50th
Population Density1 # 22 66th
Diversity Index2 # 31 53rd
Median Household Income # 40 37th
Per Capita Income # 37 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.