Big Flats, New York

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Big Flats, New York

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High Points

Big Flats strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Big Flats People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Big Flats Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Big Flats College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 15% Big Flats Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Big Flats Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Big Flats, New York

Comparing Big Flats to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 9 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Rents 2 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
People Living Alone 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Big Flats Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 74 miles SW of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Chemung
Metro Area Elmira
Standard Zip Codes 14814
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.137
Longitude -76.937

Big Flats Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELMIRA
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Station BATH
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
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Big Flats Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,482 100%
Male 1,215 49%
Female 1,267 51%
Under 18 638 25.7%
18+ 1,844 74.3%
65+ 368 14.8%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.93
White 2,362 95.2%
African-American 37 1.5%
Asian 50 2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 0.3%
Mixed Race 25 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 0.9%

Big Flats Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 20.6%
Irish 17.4%
German 15%
Italian 9.4%
Polish 8%
US/American 5.3%
Dutch 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Ukrainian 2.1%
Swedish 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Austrian 1.3%
Canadian 1.2%
British 0.9%
Danish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Carpatho Rusyn 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Big Flats 2,482 $54,829
Corning 10,842 $46,674
Elmira 30,940 $33,592
Elmira Heights 4,170 $36,250
Horseheads 6,452 $44,971
Millport 297 $40,500
Painted Post 1,842 $58,295
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