Chemung County is located in south-central New York. The County Seat is Elmira and the largest city is Elmira. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.chemungcounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 87,770 and the 2010 census population was 88,830. The land area is 407.35 square miles and there are 218.1 persons per square mile.
88.8% of the population is White, 6.8% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% is two or more races. 88.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $94,300, there are 35,622 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,329, the median household income is $48,804, and 15.7% of the persons in Chemung County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,041. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,207,246, and sales per capita were $13,710. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 33.5%.
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