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The City of Binghamton had a population of 46,464 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Binghamton: Chenango Point.

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Binghamton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 46,464
Daytime Population: Workers 30,921
Daytime Population: Residents 28,943
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,864
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 45,120
Population in Familes 28,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,344
Population Density2 4,430
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $32,165
Average Household Income $50,922
Per Capita Income $23,234


Total Housing Units 23,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,422 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,138 (51.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,213 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $92,221
Average Home Value $120,752


Total Households 20,560
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 9,481
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.33%
Households -0.39% -0.39%
Families -0.71% -0.58%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 2017 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 Density # 164 86th
Diversity Index # 208 83rd
Median Household Income # 1178 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1008 16th

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