Horseheads, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Horseheads, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Horseheads had a population of 6,627 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Horseheads is located at latitude 42.167 and longitude -76.8205 in Chemung County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Horseheads (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Chemung County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 896 feet.

The Village of Horseheads (GNIS ID: 2390905) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Horseheads is located within Town of Horseheads, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chemung County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Horseheads: Fairport.

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Horseheads, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,627
Population in Households 6,518
Population in Familes 4,769
Population in Group Qrtrs 109
Population Density2 1,704
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $48,629
Average Household Income $67,210
Per Capita Income $32,087


Total Housing Units 3,266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,812 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,306 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $112,683
Average Home Value $129,084


Total Households 3,118
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,669
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.31% -0.11%
Households 0.29% -0.14%
Families 0.06% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Horseheads, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horseheads to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 291 76th
Population Density # 487 59th
Diversity Index # 729 39th
Median Household Income # 936 22nd
Per Capita Income # 619 48th

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