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Living In Elmira, NY

The town of Elmira, New York is home to approximately 28,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 can expect to feel right at home, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 36, skew decidedly younger than most cities in New York. A small majority of residents rent their homes (55%) as opposed to owning (45%) in Elmira. With a relatively low average rent of $752/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in New York. Over the course of 12 months, renters in Elmira will save around $6,300 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in New York, Elmira residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (30%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not widely used. Few workers (3%) commute on foot, though the number is greater than the national average.

There are two primary industries in Elmira: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries make up 13% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Elmira workers earn an average annual income of around $46,000, around $35,000 less than those elsewhere in the state. Elmira's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Elmira has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 10% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.


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