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Horseheads is a town in Chemung County, in the Elmira metro area.

The town was named for the killing of horses ridden by Maj. Gen. John Sullivan's troops in 1779.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Horseheads. For links to other places called Horseheads, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Horseheads is 42.168N. The longitude is -76.796W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 994 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 19,561.


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$37,444
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Horseheads demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Fairport

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18% of Horseheads residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Horseheads ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Horseheads was $19,795, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Horseheads residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Horseheads, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $438.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $911.


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Chemung County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Horseheads political report.

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The average commute time for Horseheads workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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