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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
West Elmira is a town in New York with a population of 4,991. West Elmira is in Chemung County. Living in West Elmira offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in West Elmira and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$963
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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West Elmira Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    2%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in West Elmira

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,508
National
$55,322
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West Elmira Reviews

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I like West Elmira for its small town, suburban feel. I've always felt safe there and would continue to live there.
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I moved to West Elmira in July of 2015, and I have loved it here. I really enjoy being closer to places like public parks and libraries, and it's always quiet and peaceful in my neighborhood.
I like my area, it's quiet which makes it good for school. The park is big and has two tennis courts which is awesome. My neighbors are friendly and there is a subway nearby.