Binghamton: Factual Information
Binghamton, New York (pop. 48,000) is the principal municipality of Broome County, located in the central Southern Tier of the Empire State at the confluence of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers, the crossroads of Interstates 81, 86 & 88, about 3½ hours drive - northwest of New York City.
It's home to Binghamton University, one of the top public universities in the nation ranked by US News & World Report. It couples this educational strength with an advanced public school system that offers a full spectrum of education in the arts and sciences with AP and IB curriculums.
The city and wider metropolitan statistical area that encompasses Broome, Chenango and Tioga counties is home to major tech employers such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Raymond, Universal Instruments, Rockwell Collins, Amphenol and i3 Electronics.
Binghamton has four State and National Register Historic Districts comprising much of the downtown and the West Side. It offers very affordable home prices and was rated in 2011 by Farmers Insurance as the 5th safest mid-size metropolitan area in the nation. The city is home to AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies baseball and the AHL Binghamton Senators hockey. It offers the Binghamton Philharmonic orchestra , a world class Tri-Cities Opera, a thriving arts community and two outstanding teaching hospitals: Lourdes Hospital and United Health Services.
It’s not only good place to visit. It's a great place to live.