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Broome County, New York

13901, 13903, 13904, 13905

The Carousel Capital of the World
The Parlor City

Page Contents for Binghamton, New York

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Binghamton is approximately 53,008 (1990), 47376 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,626 (1990), 21150 (2010).
The amount of land area in Binghamton is 26.887 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.555 sq kilometers.
The distance from Binghamton to Washington DC is 228 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 118 miles. (as the crow flies)
Binghamton is positioned 42.10 degrees north of the equator and 75.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Binghamton was known as the Parlor City because of the fact that it was an extremely classy city; well laid out, clean, and well-kept. This motto is older, but still in limited use. A newer motto is The Carousel Capital of the World. This comes from the fact that the Johnson family of Endicott-Johnson shoe company was very philanthropic. Binghamton and surrounding areas once hosted huge shoe manufacturing plants. The company, under the leadership of the Johnson family, built numerous things for the community. Besides a hospital, golf course, and dance hall (among other things), six carousels were installed in parks in the area, all of which must operate at no cost to riders forever. No area in the world has as many antique carousels as the greater Binghamton area.
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Ross Park Zoo
Mailing Address:
185 Park Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903
Zoo Location:
60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903
Phone: 607-724-5461
The Zoo is not open year-round, please call ahead for hours of operation

Cutler Botanic Gardens
840 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
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Binghamton City Government

Binghamton City Clerk
38 Hawley St
Binghamton, NY 13901-3709
Phone: 607-772-7005

Binghamton Town Offices
279 Park Ave
Binghamton, NY 13903-3611
Phone: 607-772-0357


Broome County Clerk
44 Hawley St
Binghamton, NY 13901-4400
Phone: 607-778-2451

Broome County Executive Dept
44 Hawley St
Binghamton, NY 13901-4400
Phone: 607-778-2109

Binghamton Chamber

Broome County Chamber of Commerce
49 Court Street
PO Box 995
Binghamton, NY 13902-0995
Phone 607-772-8860

Binghamton Organizations

Broome County Chamber of Commerce
49 Court Street
PO Box 995
Binghamton, NY 13902-0995
Phone 607-772-8860

Binghamton Libraries

Benjamin Franklin Public Library
Broome County Public Library
78 Exchange St
Binghamton, NY 13901-3405
Phone: 607-778-6455

New York State Univ Library
Vestal Pkwy E
Binghamton, NY13902
Phone: 607-777-4841

Binghamton University Library

Binghamton Schools

Binghamton Superintendent-Schools
98 Oak St
Binghamton, NY 13905-3717
Phone: 607-762-8131


Broome Community College
901 Upper Front St
Binghamton, NY 13905-1541
Phone: 607-778-5000
A comprehensive community college located in Binghamton, New York, supervised by the State University of New York and sponsored by the County of Broome.

Empire State College
44 Hawley St
Binghamton, NY13901-4400
Phone: 607-721-8651

State University Of New York Vestal Pkwy E
Binghamton, NY 13902
Phone: 607-777-2745

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