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Elmira
  • Town in New York

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade C
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Elmira is a town in New York with a population of 26,494. Elmira is in Chemung County. Living in Elmira offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Elmira and residents tend to lean conservative.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$85,600
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$823
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    119.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    7.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    93.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    324.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,550.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    national  11%

Working in Elmira

Jobs
grade C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,073
National
$75,149

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