Van Etten, New York

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Van Etten, New York

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High Points

Van Etten strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Van Etten Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Van Etten Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Van Etten Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Van Etten, New York

Comparing Van Etten to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 1
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 4
Short Commute Times 2 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Rents 5 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 1 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Van Etten Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles S of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Chemung
Metro Area Elmira
Standard Zip Codes 14889
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.198
Longitude -76.552

Van Etten Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SPENCER 2 N
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
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Van Etten Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 581 100%
Male 272 46.8%
Female 309 53.2%
Under 18 175 30.1%
18+ 406 69.9%
65+ 80 13.8%
Median Age 33.6
Average Family Size 3.03
White 571 98.3%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Van Etten Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 564
Growth -17
Growth % -2.9%

Van Etten Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 20.4%
German 15.4%
English 12.5%
Finnish 9.9%
US/American 9.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
Italian 5.3%
Scottish 3.6%
Dutch 3.6%
Polish 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Syrian 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
French Canadian 1%
European 1%
Czech 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Van Etten 581 $35,769
Candor 855 $38,750
Elmira Heights 4,170 $36,250
Horseheads 6,452 $44,971
Millport 297 $40,500
Spencer 731 $37,222
Waverly 4,607 $39,522
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