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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Flats demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chemung County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Elmira area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14814 ZIP code.
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.
33% of Big Flats residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Big Flats, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $501. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,104.
Libraries in Big Flats include Big Flats Branch Library ... View libraries
Chemung County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Flats political report.
The average commute time for Big Flats workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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