Elmira, NY 14903 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 14903: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elmira, NY 14903

Acceptable Alternative
Elmira Heights, NY 14903
Elmira Hgts, NY 14903
Elmira Hts, NY 14903

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 398
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,134
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 190
  • County: Chemung County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.128, Longitude -76.87
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Elmira, NY 14903 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,898
Population in Households 7,887
Population in Familes 6,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 352
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 3,406
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,096
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,089 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,317 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $90,535
Average Home Value $124,725


Median Household Income $45,201
Average Household Income $63,127
Per Capita Income $27,268
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.14%
Households 0.08% -0.08%
Families -0.1% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Elmira, NY 14903 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 14903 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 # 597 66th
Population Density1 # 734 58th
Diversity Index2 # 996 43rd
Median Household Income # 1378 21st
Per Capita Income # 984 44th

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