|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Elmira is 26,299. Elmira, New York is the 1,479th largest city in the US.
Elmira is located entirely in Chemung County.
The peak population of Elmira was in 1990, when its population was 33,833. In 1990, Elmira was the 814th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,479th largest city in the US. Elmira is currently 22.3% smaller than it was in 1990.
Elmira has shrunk 15.0% since the year 2000. Elmira, New York's growth is extremely below average. 96% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Elmira has a population density of 4,028.1 people per square mile.
|1475||Paramus, New Jersey||26,416||2.5%|
|1478||South Pasadena, California||26,314||8.2%|
|1479||Elmira, New York||26,299||-15.0%|
|1484||Ridgewood, New Jersey||26,202||5.1%|
|1485||Elk River, Minnesota||26,192||56.9%|
The total voting age population of Elmira, New York, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 20,386. The voting age population is 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.8% of the residents of Elmira are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Elmira are 75.7% White, 15.3% Black, 6.1% Two or more races, 1.5% Other, 0.8% American Indian and 0.5% Asian. Additionally, 5.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Elmira, 26.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 35.4%. On a per-household basis, 21.6% of families are below the poverty line in Elmira.
Among those aged 16 and older, 53.2% of Elmira residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.8% of Elmira residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 14.8% have a bachelor's degree and 5.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Elmira residents aged 5 and older, 4.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Elmira is 9.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Elmira, 14.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Elmira is $36,909.
In Elmira, 47.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 52.4% of housing units in Elmira.
Of all the housing units in Elmira, 62.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Elmira, 1.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 130 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Elmira is $729.
In Elmira, 77.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.