Big Flats, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Big Flats, New York - Basic Facts

The Big Flats Census Designated Place had a population of 5,382 as of July 1, 2017. Big Flats ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Big Flats is located at latitude 42.1636 and longitude -76.9087 in Chemung County. The formal boundaries for the Big Flats Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Chemung County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 902 feet.

The Big Flats Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389210) 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 Big Flats Census Designated Place is located within Town of Big Flats, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chemung County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Flats 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 Big Flats: Bigflats.

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


Total Population 5,382
Daytime Population: Workers 6,431
Daytime Population: Residents 2,726
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,157
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.70
Population in Households 5,365
Population in Familes 4,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 330
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $74,651
Average Household Income $98,307
Per Capita Income $39,552


Total Housing Units 2,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,729 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 440 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $159,705
Average Home Value $180,899


Total Households 2,168
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,564
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% -0.11%
Households 0.27% -0.11%
Families 0.17% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Big Flats, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Flats 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 # 333 72nd
Population Density # 1055 12th
Diversity Index # 720 40th
Median Household Income # 433 64th
Per Capita Income # 366 69th

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