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Big Flats is a town in Chemung County, in the Elmira metro area.

The community was named for the terrain along the Chemung River.

The latitude of Big Flats is 42.138N. The longitude is -76.913W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 932 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,224.


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$53,435
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Big Flats demographic reports
The county bought the last remaining dairy farm here in 2002; the land was to be used to expand a local corporate park.
Historic sites and museums: Big Flats Historical Museum

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21% of Big Flats residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Flats ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Flats was $23,391, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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33% of Big Flats residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Big Flats, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $501.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,104.


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Chemung County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Flats political report.

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The average commute time for Big Flats workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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