Elmira, New York Population 2020

26,972
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Elmira is a city located in New York. Elmira has a 2020 population of 26,972. Elmira is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -7.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,255 in 2010. Elmira reached it's highest population of 29,255 in 2010.

The average household income in Elmira is $47,386 with a poverty rate of 28.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $73,000. The median age in Elmira is 33.9 years, 33.6 years for males, and 34.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

Elmira Demographics

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

  • White: 75.46%
  • Black or African American: 14.94%
  • Two or more races: 6.69%
  • Other race: 1.44%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Elmira, New York is 26,972, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,204.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,255.

Elmira, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,89975.46%
Black or African American4,13914.94%
Two or More Races1,8526.69%
Some Other Race3981.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native2510.91%
Asian1500.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%
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Elmira Population Pyramid 2020

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Elmira Median Age

33.9


Total

33.6


Male

34.1


Female

Elmira Adults

There are 21,085 adults, (3,488 of whom are seniors) in Elmira.

Elmira Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Elmira Sex Ratio

Female

13,908

50.22%

Male

13,787

49.78%

Elmira Households and Families

Elmira Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elmira Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.7%28.3%
All45.3%54.7%
Male37%63%
Non Family35.6%64.4%
Female25.7%74.3%

45.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9312.4445.3
Non Family4,2451.2635.6
Married3,1333.3671.7
Female1,8133.2825.7
Male7403.2637

3.13

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

12.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Elmira Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8664.91%
9th to 12th Grade1,93210.96%
High School Graduate7,15940.61%
Some College3,24918.43%
Associates Degree1,84710.48%
Bachelors Degree1,4838.41%
Graduate Degree1,0916.19%
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Elmira Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,45811,6662,169
Black2,8952,239302
Hispanic81245742
Multiple Races54848039
Other Race25512718
Asian565622
Native American3018
Islander66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.29%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,325$31,621$25,620
Less Than High School$22,119$24,550$14,933
High School Grad$22,459$24,294$20,888
Some College$29,411$35,263$26,556
Bachelors Degree$32,433$40,060$31,350
Graduate Degree$54,578$63,603$48,500

$27,325

Average Earnings

$31,621

Average Male

$25,620

Average Female

Elmira Language

Elmira Language by Age

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Elmira Language

95.65% of Elmira residents speak only English, while 4.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.11% of the population.

Elmira Poverty

Elmira Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,1714,73626.06%
Black2,9971,20540.21%
Multiple1,79368538.20%
Hispanic1,23052142.36%
Other3157724.44%
Native2383012.61%
Islander66100.00%

28.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.19%

Male Poverty Rate

30.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elmira

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elmira is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elmira is Native, with 12.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.98%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.86%
High School23.30%
Some College17.87%
Bachelors or Greater9.62%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.45%
Male Unemployed38.95%
Female Employed15.08%
Male Employed11.37%

Elmira Income

Elmira Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,958$47,386
Families$43,473$54,207
Married Families$60,655-
Non Families$22,121$33,107
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Elmira Marital Status

Elmira Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

30.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Elmira Married by Age and Sex

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Elmira Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elmira Marital Status by Race

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Elmira Veterans

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1,334

Number of Veterans

1,244

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam384
First Gulf War215
Second Gulf War201
Korea74
World War II51
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54434
65 to 74303
55 to 64288
75+208
18 to 34101
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1096.70%
Black1404.22%
2 or More678.56%
Hispanic646.08%
Indian1841.86%

Elmira Veterans by Education

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13.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elmira Employment Status

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51.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

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Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,972-116-0.43%
201927,088-116-0.43%
201827,204-116-0.42%
201727,320-284-1.03%
201627,604-453-1.61%
201528,057-274-0.97%
201428,331-469-1.63%
201328,800-391-1.34%
201229,191300.10%
201129,161-94-0.32%
201029,2550.00%