Binghamton, New York

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Binghamton
City
Downtown Binghamton, NY
Downtown Binghamton, NY
Nickname(s): "The Parlor City", "Carousel Capital of the World", "Valley of Opportunity"[1]
Motto: Restoring the Pride.
Binghamton is located in New York
Binghamton
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°6′08″N 75°54′42″W / 42.10222°N 75.91167°W / 42.10222; -75.91167Coordinates: 42°6′08″N 75°54′42″W / 42.10222°N 75.91167°W / 42.10222; -75.91167
Country United States
State New York
County Broome
Settled 1802
Incorporated 1834 (village)
1867 (city)
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Matthew T. Ryan (D)
 • City Council
Area
 • City 11.0 sq mi (28.6 km2)
 • Land 10.4 sq mi (27.0 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)  5.43%
Elevation 850 ft (270 m)
Population (2010 census)[2][3]
 • City 47,376
 • Density 4,300.9/sq mi (1,656.6/km2)
 • Metro 251,725
Demonym(s) Binghamtonian
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 139xx (13901 = downtown)
Area code(s) 607
Website http://www.cityofbinghamton.com
Binghamton at night

Binghamton is a city in the U.S. state of New York. It is near Pennsylvania, and sits along the Susquehanna River. In 2010, 47,376 people lived in the city, while 251,725 people lived in the metropolitan area. In the past, Binghamton was known for making cigars, shoes, and computers. IBM started in the Binghamton area. Today, the area is home to Binghamton University.

Binghamton is home to the Binghamton Senators hockey team and the Binghamton Mets baseball team.

References[change | change source]

  1. Cityofbinghamton.com
  2. "American Factfinder: Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- Place: New York". U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2010. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST13&prodType=table. Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  3. "American Factfinder: Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County / County Equivalent: New York". U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2010. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved 2011-03-25.