West Elmira, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Elmira, New York - Basic Facts

The West Elmira Census Designated Place had a population of 4,867 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Elmira population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,867
Daytime Population: Workers 400
Daytime Population: Residents 2,449
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,849
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 4,845
Population in Familes 3,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,602
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $75,865
Average Household Income $104,351
Per Capita Income $45,462


Total Housing Units 2,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,765 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 341 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $149,539
Average Home Value $180,439


Total Households 2,107
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,373
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 -0.28% -0.37%
Households -0.3% -0.42%
Families -0.55% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 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 # 356 70th
Population Density # 516 57th
Diversity Index # 776 35th
Median Household Income # 421 65th
Per Capita Income # 249 79th

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