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Located in: Chemung County (see below)

Time Zone: Elmira lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Code: (607)

ZIP Code: 14901<1>

Elevation: 850 feet [259.08 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Elmira)


2017:<3>     27,773   (4.89% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     29,200   (5.62% decrease since 2000)
2000:     30,940

Total Area:<4>   7.57 sq. miles [19.6 km²]   - of which 4.3% is water (0.33 sq. miles [0.8 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   12,313

Websites for Elmira

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Elmira. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0907, Longitude: -76.8054     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   42° 5' 26"
Lon:   -76° 48' 19"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Elmira

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Elmira

GNIS ID:   978938
FIPS State / Place Code:   36 / 24229

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Elmira)

About Chemung County

The city of Elmira is the County Seat for Chemung County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Chemung)


2017:     85,557   (3.68% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     88,830   (2.46% decrease since 2000)
2000:     91,070

Total Area:   410.8 sq. miles [1,063.9 km²]

Housing Units:   38,369

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Chemung

GNIS ID:   974106
FIPS State / County Code:   36 / 015

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Elmira)

About New York

From the US Census


2017:     19,849,399   (2.43% increase since 2010)  
2010:     19,378,102   (2.12% increase since 2000)
2000:     18,976,457

Websites for State of New York

Official Website:
Fishing & Hunting:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of New York

GNIS ID:   1779796
FIPS State:   36

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Elmira)

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Footnotes ...

<1>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Elmira). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Elmira or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elmira - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Elmira. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Elmira, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Elmira.

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