West Elmira, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Elmira, New York - Basic Facts

The West Elmira Census Designated Place had a population of 4,919 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Elmira is located at latitude 42.0877 and longitude -76.8433 in Chemung County. The formal boundaries for the West Elmira Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Chemung County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 886 feet.

The West Elmira Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390468) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Elmira Census Designated Place is located within Town of Elmira, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chemung County.

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

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


Total Population 4,919
Population in Households 4,896
Population in Familes 3,947
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 1,619
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 2,150
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,406
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,801 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 349 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $144,610
Average Home Value $177,400


Median Household Income $71,453
Average Household Income $99,389
Per Capita Income $43,752
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.2%
Households -0.02% -0.13%
Families -0.26% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

West Elmira, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Elmira 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 # 353 71st
Population Density1 # 513 57th
Diversity Index2 # 779 35th
Median Household Income # 435 64th
Per Capita Income # 249 79th

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