Binghamton, New York

city in Broome County, New York, United States

Binghamton is a city in the U.S. state of New York. It is near Pennsylvania, and sits along the Susquehanna River. In 2020, 47,969 people lived in the city, while 247,138 people lived in the metropolitan area. In the past, Binghamton was known for making cigars, shoes, and computers. IBM started in the Binghamton area. The area is home to Binghamton University.

Binghamton, New York
Clockwise from top: Binghamton skyline, the Endicott Johnson Square Deal Arch, the South Washington Street Bridge, the Ross Park Zoo carousel, Court Street Historic District, downtown in winter, and the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally.
Clockwise from top: Binghamton skyline, the Endicott Johnson Square Deal Arch, the South Washington Street Bridge, the Ross Park Zoo carousel, Court Street Historic District, downtown in winter, and the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally.
Nicknames: 
The Parlor City, Carousel Capital of the World, Valley of Opportunity[1]
Motto: 
Restoring the Pride.
Binghamton is located in New York
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Binghamton is located in the United States
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Coordinates: 42°6′08″N 75°54′42″W / 42.10222°N 75.91167°W / 42.10222; -75.91167
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyBroome
Settled1802; 222 years ago (1802)
Incorporated (village)1834; 190 years ago (1834)
Incorporated (city)1867; 157 years ago (1867)
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
Area
 • City11.13 sq mi (28.82 km2)
 • Land10.48 sq mi (27.14 km2)
 • Water0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)  5.83%
Elevation866 ft (264 m)
Population
 • City47,969
 • Density4,577.63/sq mi (1,767.39/km2)
 • Urban
158,084
 • Metro
247,138
DemonymBinghamtonian
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
139xx (13901 = downtown)
Area code607
FIPS code36-007-06607
Websitehttps://binghamton-ny.gov
Binghamton at night

In 2009, a man shot 13 people and himself dead.

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

References

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  1. "History". City of Binghamton, New York. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  2. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. "GNIS Detail - Binghamton". U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Retrieved 31 July 2021.[permanent dead link]
  4. "QuickFacts: Binghamton city, New York". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2024.