Elmira, New York

Elmira: City in Chemung County, New York, USA


Elmira is a city located in the county of Chemung in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 29,200 and a population density of 1,488 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 27,045 inhabitants.

The city was created 159 years ago in 1863.

Elmira locator map
Location of Elmira on New York map.

Quick Facts about Elmira

Population : 27,045 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Chemung County
Postal code : 14901
Phone Area Codes : 607
Area : 19.63 km2
Altitude : 873 feet / 266 meters
Capital city : Elmira is capital of Chemung County
Establishment : January 01, 1864 (159 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 04:25:28 (1st October 2023)
Density : 1,378 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.97% (2010-2020)
Weather : 74℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Elmira Civic Historic District image
Elmira Civic Historic District
Elmira Civic Historic District image


Elmira is located at 42°5'23"N 76°48'28"W (42.0898000, -76.8077300).

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Elmira forecast: Sunny, with a high near 74. more


According to census records, the population of Elmira decreased by 7.97% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 29,200 - census
2011 29,173 -0.09% estimation process
2012 29,205 0.11% estimation process
2013 28,823 -1.33% estimation process
2014 28,383 -1.55% estimation process
2015 28,106 -0.99% estimation process
2016 27,637 -1.7% estimation process
2017 27,338 -1.09% estimation process
2018 27,091 -0.91% estimation process
2019 27,047 -0.16% estimation process
2020 27,045 -0.01% estimation process

Elmira zip code is 14901. County name: Chemung, County fips: 36015

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People born in Elmira (135)

People born in Elmira, including film producer Hal Roach, fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, model and missing person Aeryn Gillern, .


Schools in Elmira

College & universities near Elmira, NY

Code Name City ZIP
190983 Elmira College Elmira (NY) 14901

Post offices near Elmira

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Elmira Post Office Elmira (NY) 14901

Other places with the same name (4)

  • Elmira , Michigan township in Otsego County, Michigan with a population of 1,727 people.
  • Elmira , Illinois unincorporated community in Illinois with a population of 280 people.
  • Elmira , Missouri human settlement in Ray County, Missouri, United States of America with a population of 52 people.

Other cities in Chemung County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Chemung County , NY.

City Name Population Title
Southport 9,622 Town in New York state
Big Flats 7,402 Census-designated place in Chemung County, New York
Horseheads 6,244 Village in New York, USA
West Elmira 4,967 Census-designated place in Chemung County, New York
Elmira Heights 3,747 City in Chemung County, New York, United States of America
Chemung 2,388 Human settlement in Chemung County, New York, United States of America
Erin 1,831 Town in New York, United States
Van Etten 1,457 Town in New York, USA
Wellsburg 528 Human settlement in Chemung County, New York, United States of America
Millport 285 Human settlement in Chemung County, New York, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Elmira distances to largest New York cities