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With Endicott and Johnson City, known as the Tri-Cities
Binghamton is a city in Broome County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for an early landholder, Philadelphia merchant William Bingham.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Binghamton. For links to other places called Binghamton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Binghamton is 42.098N. The longitude is -75.918W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,310.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Binghamton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Broome County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Binghamton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13850 ZIP code.
11% of Binghamton residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Binghamton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Binghamton was $17,067, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Binghamton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Binghamton include Court Street Historic District, Railroad Terminal Historic District, State Street - Henry Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Binghamton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $884.
Libraries in Binghamton include Benjamin Franklin Branch, Broome County Public Library, East Branch, Fenton Free Library, Foundry Plaza, South Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Binghamton include Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
TV stations in Binghamton include WBNG, WICZ, WIVT, WSKG.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSKG-FM., WSQX-FM.
Broome County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Binghamton political report.
The average commute time for Binghamton workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Binghamton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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