Crime: I lived in the Binghamton area for 50+ years. There are some bad areas as with any town but I only had a few incidents in all those years. It is not a city of urban decay and violence.
Jobs: Mostly service oriented. If you are in the tech field go elsewhere. There is Lockheed Martin, BAE and Universal Instruments and not much else. These companies are dependent on contracts for their survival so expect layoffs/downturns. There is a large skilled labor force looking for work due to the rotten economy so good jobs are hard to find.
Weather: Overcast with a 75% chance of rain throughout the day.
Cost of living: Houses are cheap but taxes and everything else offsets that.
People: Generally the folks are pretty darn good. A mix of rightwingers and liberals. People seem to be tolerant and will give you a chance if you don't act like an idiot. Not much money but good people.
Weather and economy are depressing.
There are things to do outside when the rain and snow stops. Tennis, biking, hiking, parks.
I cant comment on the night life but a large amount of students reside there during the school year so there must be some entertainment.
There are nice shops and restaurants and museums. Everything is close by.
Traffic is not a problem as most people left decades ago.
If you are retirement age then it is a great place to live. Plenty of medicenters and clinics.
If you are young then get out while you can.
Binghamton is like living at your parents house: You have what you need to survive but you cant wait to leave.
|Two Or More||5.2%||1.9%||2.4%|
|Less than $10,000||13.6%||673.0%||633.5%|
|$10,000 to $14,999||10.4%||517.2%||460.0%|
|$15,000 to $24,999||17.2%||880.8%||931.0%|
|$25,000 to $34,999||11.2%||823.0%||928.5%|
|$35,000 to $49,999||12.5%||1090.5%||1263.2%|
|$50,000 to $74,999||15.5%||1559.3%||1746.4%|
|$75,000 to $99,999||8.9%||1187.0%||1247.6%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||7.2%||1537.1%||1464.4%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||1.6%||757.8%||627.5%|
|$200,000 or more||2.0%||974.2%||697.9%|
|< 9th Grade||5.0%||6.0%||6.0%|
|High School / GED||31.0%||26.0%||27.0%|
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