Arkport, New York

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Arkport, New York
Arkport, New York is located in New York
Arkport, New York
Arkport, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°23′36″N 77°41′46″W / 42.39333°N 77.69611°W / 42.39333; -77.69611Coordinates: 42°23′36″N 77°41′46″W / 42.39333°N 77.69611°W / 42.39333; -77.69611
Country United States
State New York
County Steuben
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 844
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 815
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 14807
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-02583
GNIS feature ID 0942554

Arkport is a village in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 844 at the 2010 census. The name comes from the barges used to ship products through the village. The postal code is 14807.

The Village of Arkport is in the Town of Hornellsville and is north of the City of Hornell.

Hornell Municipal Airport (4G6) is immediately south of the village.


Arkport was founded in 1797 by Christopher Hurlbut.[2] The Canisteo River was used to ship crops, livestock and timber to Baltimore using Arks. Hurlbut thus named his town Ark-port. This practice of using Arks as cargo vessels continued until 1825, when the Erie Canal was built and it became more cost effective to ship crops via the canal. The existing Post Office was built in 1890.[3]


Arkport is located at 42°23′36″N 77°41′46″W / 42.39333°N 77.69611°W / 42.39333; -77.69611 (42.393347, -77.696134).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

The village is on the east bank of the Canisteo River.

New York State Route 36 passes from north to south through the village. The Southern Tier Expressway lies between the village and Hornell. County Roads 48 and 67 lead into the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016815[1]−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 832 people, 348 households, and 231 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,209.6 people per square mile (465.6/km²). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 529.2 per square mile (203.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.44% White, 0.60% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.36% Asian, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 348 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $48,684. Males had a median income of $36,136 versus $21,806 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,170. About 1.4% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Arkport Historical Society". Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  3. ^ Drake, James (May 14, 1959). "Letter from James S. Drake".
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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