Elmira demographics profile

StatisticElmiraNew YorkNational
Population28,58319,697,457318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,94135991
Median age33.738.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1855%43%43%
Speak English96%70%79%
Speak Spanish2%15%13%
Elmira, NY has a population of 28,583 and is the 1,499th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,941 per sq mi which is 999% higher than the New York average and 4250% higher than the national average. The median age in Elmira is 34 which is approximately 12% lower than the New York average of 38. In Elmira, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 79% of Elmira residents were born in New York, 17% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Elmira is 999% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Elmira is 12% lower than New York.
  • In Elmira 77.13% of the population is White.
  • In Elmira 14.99% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Elmira 0.25% of the population is Asian.

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Elmira population breakdown by race

RaceElmiraNew YorkNational
White77.13%64.31%73.35%
Black or African American14.99%15.60%12.63%
Asian0.25%8.12%5.22%
American Indian0.16%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race6.41%2.93%3.06%
Other race1.03%8.62%4.75%
In Elmira, 5.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Elmira, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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