West Elmira, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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West Elmira, New York - Basic Facts

The West Elmira Census Designated Place had a population of 4,816 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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West Elmira, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,816
Population in Households 4,794
Population in Familes 3,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,585
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $76,821
Average Household Income $104,481
Per Capita Income $45,454


Total Housing Units 2,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,730 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $153,000
Average Home Value $193,053


Total Households 2,083
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,357
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.37% -0.55%
Households -0.4% -0.59%
Families -0.62% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 2018 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 # 356 70th
Population Density # 518 57th
Diversity Index # 783 35th
Median Household Income # 445 63rd
Per Capita Income # 297 75th

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