Hornell, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hornell, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Hornell had a population of 8,462 as of July 1, 2017. Hornell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hornell is located at latitude 42.3257 and longitude -77.6604 in Steuben County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hornell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Steuben County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,161 feet.

The City of Hornell (GNIS ID: 979078) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hornell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hornell: Hornellsville.

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Hornell, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,462
Daytime Population: Workers 8,296
Daytime Population: Residents 5,013
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.57
Population in Households 8,282
Population in Familes 6,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density2 2,985
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $38,149
Average Household Income $50,515
Per Capita Income $21,321


Total Housing Units 4,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,859 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,686 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 542 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $75,024
Average Home Value $95,883


Total Households 3,545
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,016
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.35%
Households -0.05% -0.27%
Families -0.29% -0.4%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.35%

Hornell, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hornell to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 223 81st
Population Density # 278 77th
Diversity Index # 711 41st
Median Household Income # 1123 6th
Per Capita Income # 1111 7th

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