Hornellsville, New York

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Hornellsville, New York
Hornellsville, New York is located in New York
Hornellsville, New York
Hornellsville, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°21′N 77°40′W / 42.350°N 77.667°W / 42.350; -77.667Coordinates: 42°21′N 77°40′W / 42.350°N 77.667°W / 42.350; -77.667
Country United States
State New York
County Steuben
 • Total 43.54 sq mi (112.78 km2)
 • Land 43.33 sq mi (112.22 km2)
 • Water 0.22 sq mi (0.56 km2)
Elevation 1,198 ft (365 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,151
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 4,040
 • Density 93.24/sq mi (36.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 36-35683
GNIS feature ID 0979079

Hornellsville is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. United States. The population was 4,151 at the 2000 census. The name is taken from a prominent pioneer family.[3]

The Town of Hornellsville is at the west border of the county, and surrounds the city of Hornell.

The name Hornellsville is only used in real estate or legal contexts, rarely in conversation. This is because Hornell is much more frequently mentioned, and its boundaries are quite different.


The town was first settled around 1790 in the vicinity of the City of Hornell. The Town of Hornellsville was formed from part of the Town of Canisteo in 1820. Territory from Hornellsville was used to form the Towns of Hartsville (1844) and part of Fremont (1854).

In 1852, the community of Hornellsville set itself apart as an incorporated village and became a city (Hornell) in 1888.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.7 square miles (113 km2), of which, 43.5 square miles (113 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.41%) is water.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes through the north part of the town. New York State Route 21 and New York State Route 36 intersect by Hornell.

The Canisteo River flows southward through the town.

The west town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20164,040[2]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,042 people, 1,669 households, and 1,098 families residing in the town. The population density was 93.0 people per square mile (35.9/km²). There were 1,830 housing units at an average density of 42.1 per square mile (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.92% White, 0.52% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 1,669 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,932, and the median income for a family was $48,688. Males had a median income of $33,426 versus $22,193 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,803. About 4.2% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Hornellsville[edit]

  • Almond – The Village of Almond is on the western town line on NY-21.
  • Almond Lake – A small lake northeast of Almond village.
  • Arkport – The Village of Arkport is in the north part of the town on NY-36.
  • Hornell – The City of Hornell, technically not part of the Town of Hornellsville.
  • Hornell Municipal Airport (4G6) – A general aviation airport between Hornell and Arkport.
  • North Hornell – The Village of North Hornell is on NY-36.
  • South Hornell – A hamlet south of Hornell on NY-36.
  • Webbs Crossing – A location north of Hornell and by the Interstate on Steuben County Route 66.
  • Thacherville – A group of houses just outside the City of Hornell.
  • Heather Heights- A group of houses on the top of a hill.
  • Belle Haven- A group of houses in the Southern Part of Hornellsville.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 161.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Further reading[edit]

  • Shelton Stromquist, "'Our Rights as Workingmen': Class Traditions and Collective Action in a Nineteenth-Century Railroad Town, Hornellsville, New York, 1869-82," in David O. Stowell (ed.), The Great Strikes of 1877. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2008; pp. 55–75.

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