Demographics

Directory of Services

Clerk’s Office

(607) 739–5691

  • Copy of a law/proposed law
  • Foil Requests
  • Property Tax Information
  • Water Billing & Collection

Code Enforcement

(607) 739–5691

  • Building Permits
  • Zoning Information
  • Swimming Pools
  • Village Codes

Police Department

EMERGENCY: DIAL 911

(607) 739–5668

(607) 735–8600

  • Report a Crime
  • File a Complaint
  • Request Assistance

(607) 739–5669

  • Administrative Calls

Horseheads Town Hall

(607) 739–8783

  • Tax Assessment
  • Animal Control
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Hunting Licenses
  • Dog Licenses

Village Hall

Horseheads Village Hall
202 South Main Street
Horseheads, New York 14845
(607) 739–5691

Local Weather Conditions

Geographic Location and Size

The Village of Horseheads is centrally located in the Town of Horseheads, in the center of Chemung County, halfway between the City of Elmira and the City of Corning in the Southern Tier of New York State. New York State Routes 13 and 14 both meet Interstate 86/NYS Route 17 in the Village.

The Village encompasses 3.9 square miles and contains nearly 3,100 parcels of land. The Village has 31 miles of roads. Newtown Creek, a tributary from the Chemung River, runs through the Village.

The Village is located at approximately 42.17° North Latitude and 76.82° West Longitude.

Population

Population Figures in 2000

Year Population Change % Change
1930 2,430 X X
1940 2,570 +140 +5.8%
1950 3,606 +1,036 +40.3%
1960 7,207 +3,601 +99.9%
1970 7,989 +782 +10.9%
1980 7,348 −641 −8.0%
1990 6,802 −546 −7.4%
2000 6,452 −350 −5.1%

Racial Composition in 2000

Race Village % County %
Total Population 6,542 100.0 91,070 100.0
White 6,166 95.6 82,840 91.0
Black or African Amercian 84 1.3 5303 5.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 8 0.1 210 0.2
Asian 124 1.9 709 0.8
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 0.0 16 0.0
Some other race 13 0.2 681 0.8

Economic Statistics

Income Statistics in 2000

Income Village County
Median Household Income $35,915 $36,415
Median Family Income $44,971 $43,994
Male, full time, year round workers $36,774 $35,076
Female, full time, year round workers $22,776 $24,215
Per Capita Income $20,779 $18,564

Employment Status in 2000

Employment Status Village % County %
Population 16 years and over 5,174 100.0 71,569 100.0
In the Labor Force 3,265 63.1 42,550 59.5
    Civilian Labor Force 3,265 63.1 42,544 59.4
        Employed 3,054 59.0 39,220 54.8
        Unemployed 211 4.1 3,324 4.6
    Armed Forces 0 0.0 6 0.0
Not in labor force 1,909 36.9 29,019 40.5

Occupations in 2000

Occupation Village % County %
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,054 100.0 39,220 100.0
Management, professional 1,031 33.8 12,564 32.0
Service occupations 573 18.8 7,518 19.2
Sales and office ocupations 819 26.8 9,899 25.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry 0 0.0 110 0.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance 151 4.9 2,908 7.4
Production, transportation, material moving 480 15.7 6,221 15.9

Industry in 2000

Industry Village % County %
Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,054 100.0 39,220 100.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting, mining 0 0.0 252 0.6
Construction 114 3.7 1,926 4.9
Manufacturing 658 21.5 7,490 19.1
Wholesale Trade 111 3.6 1,275 3.3
Retail Trade 414 13.6 4,861 12.4
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 84 2.8 1,654 4.2
Information 63 2.1 846 2.2
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 127 4.2 1,526 3.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 113 3.7 1,986 5.1
Educational, health, and social services 703 23.0 10,251 26.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 229 7.5 2,719 6.9
Other services (except Public administration) 183 6.0 1,821 4.6
Public administration 255 8.3 2,613 6.7

Housing Statistics

Occupancy in 2000

Occupancy Status Village % County %
Total Housing Units 3,007 100.0 37,745 100.0
    Occupied Housing Units 2,862 95.2 35,049 92.9
    Vacant Housing Units 145 4.8 2,696 7.1
Occupied Housing Units 2862 100.0 35,049 100.0
    Owner-occupied housing units 1,894 66.2 24,149 68.9
    Renter-occupied housing units 968 33.8 10,900 31.1

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