Elmira, NY Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 12,895 housing units in Elmira. This represents a 3.1% decline from 13,301 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 12,895 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Elmira is about 48.2%. Elmira's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 11%. Average household size is 2.37 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Elmira were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.30%
One Bedroom17.30%
Two Bedrooms28.30%
Three Bedrooms36.10%
Four Bedrooms13.30%
Five Bedrooms or more2.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.52
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$51,900
Median Price asked for vacant units$41,700

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.23
Median year structure was built1939
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$388

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage5.50%
Home Equity Loan9.80%
Simple Mortgage46.10%
Debt Free38.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.5%