Overview

Introduction to Hornell, New York

Hornell, New York, in Steuben county, is 57 miles S of Rochester, New York and 73 miles SE of Buffalo, New York.

Hornell History

The area was originally settled in 1790, when it was known as Upper Canisteo. It was incorporated as a town in 1820 under the name Hornellsville, in honor of early settler and Indian trader George Hornell, who constructed the area's first gristmill. The New York and Erie Railroad arrived in the area in the mid 19th century. This resulted in significant growth and development of the community. In 1888, the area was reincorporated as the City of Hornellsville. It was finally renamed Hornell in 1906.

Hornell and nearby Attractions

  • Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art
  • Stony Brook State Park
  • American Red Cross, Clara Barton House Chapter #1
  • Erie Depot Museum
  • Mount Morris Dam
  • Arcade & Attica Railroad

Things To Do In Hornell

The working headquarters of the American Red Cross is located near Hornell. The city is home to the Erie Depot Museum, which showcases exhibits reflecting the railroad and community's history. The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art houses a collection of around 8,000 glass and ceramic objects. Mount Morris Dam, another popular destination in the area, is in the Genesee River gorge and was built in the mid 1900s. Opportunities for hiking, swimming, camping and picnicking are available at Stony Brook State Park.

Hornell Transportation

Air transportation is available from Greater Rochester International Airport.

Hornell Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, Corning Community College, SUNY College at Geneseo and Finger Lakes Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,308
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+3,349
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married36.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,307
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,824

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,554
% Above Poverty Level78.5%
% Below Poverty Level21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$648
Median House Value$66,900

Ancestry

Irish19.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
Italian12.5%
English12.5%
Dutch5.8%
Polish3.4%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.1%
Canadian1.6%
German1.5%
Welsh1.2%
Greek1%
West Indian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Hornell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Steuben County
Standard Zip Codes14843
Phone Area Codes607
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.32
Approximate Longitude-77.66

Hornell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationALFRED
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp28 to 55 F
Jul Temp52 to 81 F
Oct Temp33 to 60 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches
StationBATH
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches
StationANGELICA
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp28 to 54 F
Jul Temp52 to 79 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arkport853$80,208
Canaseraga524$48,056

Hornell Public Libraries

Hornell Public Library
64 GENESEE STREET
Hornell, New York
(607) 324-1210
Howard Public Library
3607 COUNTY ROUTE 70A
Hornell, New York
(607) 566-2412

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Hornell Hospitals

St. James Mercy Health System
(Non-profit)
411 Canisteo St
(607) 324-8000

Hornell Public Schools

Bryant School
173 Terry St
ZIP: 14843
(607) 324-2171
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Hornell Intermediate School
71 Buffalo St
ZIP: 14843
(607) 324-1304
Middle
Total Enrollment 396
Hornell Junior High School
134 Seneca St
ZIP: 14843
(607) 324-1303
Middle
Total Enrollment 291
Hornell Senior High School
134 Seneca St
ZIP: 14843
(607) 324-1303
High
Total Enrollment 536
North Hornell School
Avondale Ave
ZIP: 14843
(607) 324-0014
Primary
Total Enrollment 245

Hornell Private Schools

St Ann School
27 Erie Ave
ZIP: 14843
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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