Broome County is located in south-central New York. The County Seat is Binghamton and the largest city is Binghamton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.gobroomecounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 197,349 and the 2010 census population was 200,600. The land area is 705.77 square miles and there are 284.2 persons per square mile.
87.9% of the population is White, 5.5% is Black or African American, 3.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.9% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 89.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $107,900, there are 79,763 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,835, the median household income is $45,958, and 17.4% of the persons in Broome County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 14,023. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,573,019, and sales per capita were $13,196. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29%.
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