Binghamton Metro Area
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  1. 1. Source: US Bureau of the Census, decennial Census of Population.
  2. 2. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census of Population; land area data from the U.S. Census Bureau's geographic database (TIGER® database) for Census 2000.
  3. 3. Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2009 (1-year estimates)
  4. 4. Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2007-09 (3-year estimates)
  5. 5. Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2006-08 (3-year estimates)

Broome and Tioga Counties

Broome County, which includes the city of Binghamton, has a population of just over 200,000, based on the 2010 Census. The Binghamton metro area also includes Tioga County, with a much sparser population of 51,000. The population in these two counties was little changed between 2000 and 2010. Metropolitan Binghamton lags the state and the nation in income and educational attainment. Based on 2009 data, median household income is just under $46,000, versus $50,000 for the US. Despite the dominant presence of Binghamton University (SUNY), just under 25 percent of Binghamton-area adults hold college degrees—slightly below the nationwide rate of 27.5 percent. The region has a sizable presence of computer and electronics and defense-related manufacturing, though less so than in the past. During the latest recession, the Binghamton metro area registered a job loss of roughly 7 percent—steeper than that seen for New York State as a whole but roughly on par with the nation. Home prices did not appreciate as rapidly as in the nation as a whole during the 2000-2006 housing boom, but fell far less than the nation when home prices declined thereafter.1

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