Income/capita 47%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 39%
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IndexWest ElmiraNew YorkNational
Income per capita$43,864$34,212$29,829
Median household income$69,808$60,741$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,418$83,277$70,586
Median income renter occupied$43,850$38,983$35,192
Median earnings male$45,652$40,464$36,919
Median earnings female$45,245$30,906$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level5.7%15.5%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Elmira is 47% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in West Elmira is 26% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Elmira is 39% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Elmira is 62% lower than the national average

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      West Elmira employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.1%2.5%
      Manufacturing sector17.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%5.2%
      Wholesale & retail services17.3%2.6%
      Public administration15.3%6.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%9.1%
      Education, health & social services10.7%51.3%

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      South Corning, NY1,211$56,8302.7%
      West Elmira, NY5,117$69,80826.2%

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