Elmira Heights, NY


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Elmira Heights is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 3,982 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Elmira Heights is the 370th largest community in New York. Elmira Heights has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elmira Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmira Heights is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmira Heights who work in office and administrative support (19.47%), sales jobs (8.18%), and teaching (8.12%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Elmira Heights spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Elmira Heights with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.51% of adults in Elmira Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Elmira Heights in 2010 was $20,734, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,936 for a family of four. However, Elmira Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Elmira Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elmira Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Elmira Heights include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Elmira Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Hindi.

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