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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.


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Median household income
Local
$25,665
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Binghamton demographic reports
Binghamton is at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Chenango Point
Shoe manufacturing began here in 1854. Other nationally known products originating in Binghamton included Whirlpool and Valvoline.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 182. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: spiedies - cubes of pork, beef, veal or lamb that are marinated, skewered and grilled
Well-known residents have included:
· Henry Bradley, inventor of oleomargarine
· Rod Serling, television writer
· David Sedaris, author
Local festivals include:
  • Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • July Fest - July 6-7, 2007
  • Broome County Ethnic Festival - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Binghamton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Binghamton Philharmonic
Binghamton attractions: Ross Park Zoo
Sports teams: Mets (minor league baseball), Senators (AHL)
Historic sites and museums: Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, Roberson Museum and Science Center, Susquehanna Heritage Area, Phelps Mansion
Colleges and universities: SUNY Binghamton, Broome Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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21% of Binghamton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Binghamton include Court Street Historic District, Railroad Terminal Historic District, State Street - Henry Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Binghamton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $372.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $884.


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Libraries in Binghamton include Benjamin Franklin Branch, Broome County Public Library, East Branch, Fenton Free Library, Foundry Plaza, South Branch ... View libraries

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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.

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Broome County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Binghamton political report.

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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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