Greater Binghamton, New York Area

Binghamton, known as The Parlor City, is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. The "Home of the Square Deal," is the county seat of Broome County and the principal city and cultural center of the Greater Binghamton region. The population of the City, according to the 2000 census, is 47,380.

The City of Binghamton is located at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The city is at the crossroads of Interstates 81 and 88, as well as New York State Route 17 (also known as The Southern Tier Expressway and the future Interstate 86).

The Binghamton Metropolitan Area includes approximately 252,000 residents in all of Broome and Tioga (NY) counties. Binghamton is part of the "Triple Cities," along with Endicott and Johnson City (which are actually villages). The region is collectively referred to as Greater Binghamton.

In 2007, Binghamton was named the 9th greenest city in the U.S. by Country Home magazine.

Greater Binghamton is home to Binghamton University, a driving force in the community as an academic, athletic, and arts center. The region is also recognized as the birthplace of the IBM corporation (in nearby Endicott), Dick's Sporting Goods and the Raymond Corporation. Binghamton has the world's largest collection of functioning antique carousels, has the largest public observatory in the northeastern United States, was for nearly the entire first half of the twentieth century a significant hub of American footwear production as the home of Endicott Johnson Corporation and is the city in which the modern flight simulator was invented.

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