Geographic Location and Size

The Town of Big Flats is located on the Western border of Chemung County, nearly halfway between the City of Elmira and the City of Corning in the Southern Tier of New York State.

The Town of Big Flats encompasses 46.17 square miles and contains nearly 3,800 parcels of land. The town has over 72 miles of roads and has numerous streams and the Chemung River running through it.

Big Flats is located at approximately 42° North Latitude and 76° West Longitude.

 

 

 

Population

Population Figures in 2000

Year Population Change % Change
1930 1,679 X X
1940 1,832 +153 +9.11
1950 2,460 +628 +34.28
1960 3,665 +1,205 +48.98
1970 6,837 +3,172 +86.55
1980 7,649 +812 +11.88
1990 7,596 −53 -.069
2000 7,224 −372 −4.89

Racial Composition in 2000

Race Town % County %
Total Population 7,224 100.0 91,070 100.0
White 6,960 96.3 82,840 91.0
Black or African Amercian 85 1.2 5303 5.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 1 0.0 210 0.2
Asian 110 1.5 709 0.8
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 0.0 16 0.0
Some other race 11 0.2 681 0.8

Economic Statistics

Income Statistics in 2000

Income Town County
Median Household Income $53,435 $36,415
Median Family Income $59,500 $43,994
Male, full time, year round workers $42,317 $35,076
Female, full time, year round workers $28,327 $24,215
Per Capita Income $23,391 $18,564

Employment Status in 2000

Employment Status Town % County %
Population 16 years and over 5,570 100.0 71,569 100.0
In the Labor Force 3,614 64.9 42,550 59.5
    Civilian Labor Force 3,614 64.9 42,544 59.4
        Employed 3,457 62.1 39,220 54.8
        Unemployed 157 2.8 3,324 4.6
    Armed Forces 0 0.0 6 0.0
Not in labor force 1,956 35.1 29,019 40.5

Occupations in 2000

Occupation Town % County %
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,457 100.0 39,220 100.0
Management, professional 1,598 46.2 12,564 32.0
Service occupations 435 12.6 7,518 19.2
Sales and office ocupations 806 23.3 9,899 25.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry 0 0.0 110 0.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 207 6.0 2,908 7.4
Production, transportation, material moving 411 11.9 6,221 15.9

Industry in 2000

Industry Town % County %
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,457 100.0 39,220 100.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting, mining 0 0.0 252 0.6
Construction 163 4.7 1,926 4.9
Manufacturing 856 24.8 7,490 19.1
Wholesale Trade 101 2.9 1,275 3.3
Retail Trade 383 11.1 4,861 12.4
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 136 3.9 1,654 4.2
Information 88 2.5 846 2.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 160 4.6 1,526 3.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 245 7.1 1,986 5.1
Educational, health, and social services 806 23.3 10,251 26.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 174 5.0 2,719 6.9
Other services (except Public administration) 168 4.9 1,821 4.6
Public administration 177 5.1 2,613 6.7

Housing Statistics

Occupancy in 2000

Occupancy Status Town % County %
Total Housing Units 2,836 100.0 37,745 100.0
    Occupied Housing Units 2,725 96.1 35,049 92.9
    Vacant Housing Units 111 3.9 2,696 7.1
Occupied Housing Units 2,725 100.0 35,049 100.0
    Owner-occupied housing units 2,400 88.1 24,149 68.9
    Renter-occupied housing units 325 11.9 10,900 31.1