Elmira Heights, New York Population 2024

3,751

Elmira Heights is a city located in Chemung County New York. Elmira Heights has a 2024 population of 3,751. Elmira Heights is currently declining at a rate of -1.21% annually and its population has decreased by -4.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,934 in 2020.

The average household income in Elmira Heights is $99,400 with a poverty rate of 21.99%. The median age in Elmira Heights is 40.3 years: 43 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Elmira Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elmira Heights was:

  • White: 79.31%
  • Black or African American: 9.72%
  • Two or more races: 8.63%
  • Asian: 1.86%
  • Other race: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,271.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.65% (-183)
The current population of Elmira Heights, New York is 3,751 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,934.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,36279.31%
Black or African American4129.72%
Two or more races3668.63%
Asian791.86%
Other race200.47%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elmira Heights Population by Race

Elmira Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Elmira Heights Median Age

40.3

Total

43

Male

38.2

Female

Elmira Heights Adults

There are 3,254 adults, (572 of whom are seniors) in Elmira Heights.

Elmira Heights Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Elmira Heights Sex Ratio

Female2,35755.6%
Male1,88244.4%

Elmira Heights Population by Age

Elmira Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7742.385347
Non Family8211.284654
Married6573.4968.531.5
Female2103.1339.560.5
Male862.5833.766.3

3.22

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elmira Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1454.99%
Associates Degree44815.41%
Bachelors Degree31710.9%
Graduate Degree702.41%
High School Graduate87930.23%
Less Than 9th Grade1123.85%
Some College93732.22%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elmira Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elmira Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,4672,241312
Black1841610
2+ Races1211177
Hispanic1029839
Asian616129
Other Race202020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Elmira Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,420$80,156$33,182
Graduate Degree$73,125$51,806$83,409
High School Graduate$35,709$41,793$29,375
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$37,200$47,266$27,480
Some College$35,903$41,867$25,495

$37,200

Average Earnings

$47,266

Average Male

$27,480

Average Female

Elmira Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elmira Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elmira Heights Language

96.04% of Elmira Heights residents speak only English, while 3.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.53% of the population.

Elmira Heights Language

Elmira Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,21543813.62%
Black40634083.74%
Hispanic20610751.94%
Multiple3654412.05%

21.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.77%

Male Poverty Rate

26.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elmira Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elmira Heights is Black, with 83.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elmira Heights is Multiple, with 12.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.26%.

Elmira Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.4%
High School20.25%
Some College16.75%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Elmira Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed24.49%
Male Employed8.01%
Female Employed5.07%
Female Unemployed0%

Elmira Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elmira Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$53,156$101,081
Households$54,567$99,400
Married Families$79,375$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,685$92,713

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elmira Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Elmira Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elmira Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elmira Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elmira Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

296

Number of Veterans

251

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War117
First Gulf War62
Vietnam36
Korea9
World War II0

Elmira Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54125
55 to 6486
75+32
65 to 7429
18 to 3424

Elmira Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2659.84%
Black167.84%
2+ Races156.98%

Elmira Heights Veterans by Race

Elmira Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.3%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elmira Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Elmira Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elmira Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elmira Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.57%

Born in Elmira Heights

96.63%

Native Born

3.37%

Foreign Born

1.91%

Non Citizen

1.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.63% of Elmira Heights residents were born in the United States, with 74.57% having been born in New York. 1.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Elmira Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,523-45-1.26%
20283,568-46-1.27%
20273,614-46-1.26%
20263,660-45-1.21%
20253,705-46-1.23%
20243,751-46-1.21%
20233,797-32-0.84%
20223,829-50-1.29%
20213,879-55-1.4%
20203,9341303.42%
20193,804-38-0.99%
20183,842-42-1.08%
20173,884-36-0.92%
20163,920-49-1.23%
20153,969-24-0.6%
20143,993-47-1.16%
20134,040-48-1.17%
20124,088-6-0.15%
20114,094-4-0.1%
20104,09800%
20004,170-189-4.34%
19904,359801.87%
19804,279-627-12.78%
19704,906-251-4.87%
19605,1571482.95%
19505,0091803.73%
19404,829-232-4.58%
19305,06187320.85%
19204,1881,45653.29%
19102,732-791-22.45%
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Elmira Heights Population by Year