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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmira Heights who work in office and administrative support (16.95%), food service (8.40%), and sales jobs (7.76%).
Also of interest is that Elmira Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents of the village have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.63 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Elmira Heights rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.42% of adults 25 and older in Elmira Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Elmira Heights in 2010 was $20,779, 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 $83,116 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 German, Italian, English, and Ukrainian.
The most common language spoken in Elmira Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Korean.