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Overview

Introduction to Horseheads, New York

Horseheads, New York is 69 miles SW of Syracuse, New York (center to center) and 116 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. It is located in Chemung county and is part of the Elmira metro area.

Horseheads History

The Village of Horsehead was founded in 1830 and was incorporated in 1837. At that time it was called the Village of Fairport, but its name was to change three time’s first to Horseheads, then North Elmira and finally back to Horseheads in 1886. The village was named because during the American Revolutionary War, the Revolutionary forces slaughtered starving horses for food in the same area. Earlier the location was known as "The Valley of Horses Heads". Horseheads was also a port on the Chemung Canal at one time.

Horseheads and Nearby Attractions

  • Arnot Art Museum
  • Tioga Scenic Railroad
  • Bement-Billings Farmstead
  • Buttermilk Falls State Park
  • Ross Park Zoo

Things To Do In Horseheads

Horseheads Historical Museum, the Science and Discovery Center, and the National Warplane Museum are located in Horseheads. Teal Park, Mark Twain State Park, and Buttermilk Falls State Park offer opportunities for recreational activities such as biking, picnicking, and hiking. Popular art museums and galleries near the village include Arnot Art Museum, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, and Rockwell Museum of Western Art. A trip may be planned to the Seabreeze Amusement Park which is not far from the village. This waterpark has more than 70 attractions, rides, and games.

Horseheads Transportation

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Horseheads Higher Education

Elmira College and Corning Community College are the closest colleges to Horseheads. Nearby colleges include Ithaca College and Cornell University.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,592
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+9,119
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,676
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,933

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,667
% Above Poverty Level91.6%
% Below Poverty Level8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.9%
Median Gross Rent$817
Median House Value$118,200

Ancestry

Irish15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
Italian13.3%
English12.4%
Polish6.6%
Dutch2.8%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Ukrainian1.4%
Canadian1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Russian1.1%
German0.9%
Czech0.9%
Finnish0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Arab0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Greek0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Albanian0.1%
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Horseheads Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chemung County
Standard Zip Codes14845
Phone Area Codes607
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-76.82

Horseheads Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationELMIRA
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.9 inches
StationWAVERLY
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp32 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches
StationADDISON
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp31 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Big Flats5,446$91,875
Elmira28,583$38,376
Elmira Heights3,899$62,950
Millport490$43,750
Odessa636$53,214

Horseheads Public Schools

Center Street School
812 Center St
ZIP: 14845
(607) 739-5601
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Horseheads Senior High School
401 Fletcher St
ZIP: 14845
(607) 739-5601
High
Total Enrollment 1285
Ridge Road School
112 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 14845
(607) 739-6351
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Horseheads Intermediate School
952 Sing Sing Rd
ZIP: 14845
(607) 739-6366
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Gardner Road Elementary School
541 Gardner Rd
ZIP: 14845
(607) 739-6347
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Horseheads Middle School
950 Sing Sing Rd
ZIP: 14845
(607) 739-6356
Middle
Total Enrollment 678

Horseheads Private Schools

St Mary Our Mother School
811 Westlake St
ZIP: 14845
Elementary
Total Enrollment 118
Horseheads Christian School
2293 Grand Central Ave
ZIP: 14845
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
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