Van Etten (village), New York

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Van Etten, New York
Van Etten is located in New York
Van Etten
Van Etten
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°11′54″N 76°33′16″W / 42.19833°N 76.55444°W / 42.19833; -76.55444Coordinates: 42°11′54″N 76°33′16″W / 42.19833°N 76.55444°W / 42.19833; -76.55444
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
TownVan Etten
 • Total0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Land0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,017 ft (310 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total537
 • Estimate (2016)[1]512
 • Density620/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code14889
Area code(s)607
FIPS code36-76881
GNIS feature ID0968412

Van Etten is a village in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 537 at the 2010 census.[2] The name comes from the two brothers who founded the village.

The village of Van Etten is in the town of Van Etten near its eastern town line. The village is northeast of Elmira and is part of the Elmira Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The village was founded around 1798 by James and Joshua Van Etten. Previously called "Halls Corners", at first the community was called "Van Ettenville", but was incorporated in 1876 as "Van Etten". The first railroad line arrived in 1871.

In 2017, the village of Van Etten voted to dissolve and rejoin the Town of Van Etten.[3]


Van Etten is located in northeastern Chemung County at 42°11′53″N 76°33′15″W / 42.19806°N 76.55417°W / 42.19806; -76.55417 (42.19831, -76.554336).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2). None of the area is covered with water.[2]

New York State Route 34 intersects New York State Route 224 in the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016512[1]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

At the 2000 census,[6] there were 581 people, 228 households and 150 families residing in the village. The population density was 668.6 per square mile (257.8/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 275.0 per square mile (106.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.28% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.69% from two or more races.

There were 228 households of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.

Age distribution was 30.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median household income was $27,955 and the median family income was $35,769. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $30,417 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,223. About 10.3% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Van Etten village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Butler, Matt. "VE Villagers Vote for Dissolution". Ithaca Times. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  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". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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