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Elmira is a town in Chemung County, in the Elmira metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Elmira. For links to other places called Elmira, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elmira is 42.094N. The longitude is -76.779W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,178 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,199.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elmira demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chemung County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14905 ZIP code.
19% of Elmira residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elmira ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elmira was $26,335, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Elmira residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elmira, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $521. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,001.
Chemung County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elmira political report.
The average commute time for Elmira workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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