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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.


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$46,641
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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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.

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37% of Elmira residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Elmira, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $521.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,001.


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

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The average commute time for Elmira workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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