Binghamton SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
7
Commute
9

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Binghamton, New York Info Snack

Binghamton /bmtn/ is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York, United States. It lies in the state's Southern Tier region near the Pennsylvania border, in a bowl-shaped valley at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. Binghamton is the principal city and cultural center of the Binghamton metropolitan area (also known as Greater Binghamton, or historically the Triple Cities), home to a quarter million people. The population of the city itself, according to the 2010 census, is 47,376.
Population
45,503
Unemployment
10.9%
Poverty
33.2%
Median Home
$89,400
Median Income
$31,905
Median Rent
$721

1 Reviews & Comments About Binghamton

Overall User Rating
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/5

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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.

Rankings for Binghamton in New York

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Map Of Binghamton, NY

Population over time in Binghamton

Year Population % Change
2017 45,503 -1.0%
2016 45,964 -0.7%
2015 46,277 -0.5%
2014 46,495 -0.6%
2013 46,771 -0.4%
2012 46,975 -0.3%
2011 47,107 -0.4%
2010 47,313 -0.2%
2009 47,391 -
Crime/100k Binghamton NY USA
Violent Crime 726.4 350.5 368.9
Murder 6.7 2.9 5.0
Robbery 167.1 93.1 86.2
Aggravated Assault 463.5 220.9 246.8
Property Crime 4218.3 1440.5 2199.5
Burglary 951.5 159.3 376.0
Larceny 3135.3 1214.0 1594.6
Car Theft 131.5 67.2 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Binghamton

White
71.2% (32,382)
African American
11.7% (5,318)
American Indian
0.4% (164)
Asian
4.4% (1,989)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (18)
Two Or More
5.2% (2,380)
Hispanic
7.1% (3,252)
Race Binghamton NY USA
White 71.2% 55.9% 61.1%
African American 11.7% 14.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 4.4% 8.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.5% 0.2%
Two Or More 5.2% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 7.1% 18.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Binghamton, New York

Less than $10,000
13.6% (619,132)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.4% (471,676)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.2% (784,447)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.2% (508,311)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.5% (567,614)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.5% (707,514)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.9% (403,214)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.2% (327,654)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.6% (70,980)
$200,000 or more
2.0% (89,755)
Income Binghamton NY USA
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%

Gender in Binghamton

Female
51.5% (23,436)
Male
48.5% (22,067)
Gender Binghamton NY USA
Female 51.5% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.5% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Binghamton for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (2,275)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (4,550)
High School / GED
31.0% (14,105)
Some College
19.0% (8,645)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (4,550)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (5,915)
Master's Degree
8.0% (3,640)
Professional Degree
2.0% (910)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (910)
Education Binghamton NY USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 20.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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