Chemung County NY Information


Chemung County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 87,679
Daytime Population: Workers 39,562
Daytime Population: Residents 47,154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 86,716
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 83,110
Population in Familes 64,672
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,569
Population Density2 215
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $50,009
Average Household Income $67,123
Per Capita Income $27,705


Total Housing Units 38,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,208 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,787 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,374 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $99,082
Average Home Value $133,195


Total Households 34,995
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 21,960
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 -0.18% -0.3%
Households -0.18% -0.35%
Families -0.37% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   2.3%


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, 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 # 32 50th
Population Density # 23 65th
Diversity Index # 30 53rd
Median Household Income # 41 35th
Per Capita Income # 31 52nd

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