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Van Etten is a town in Chemung County, in the Elmira metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Van Etten. For links to other places called Van Etten, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Van Etten is 42.209N. The longitude is -76.583W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 997 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,518.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Van Etten demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chemung County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14889 ZIP code.
17% of Van Etten residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Van Etten ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Van Etten was $14,426, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Van Etten residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Van Etten, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $754.
Chemung County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Van Etten political report.
The average commute time for Van Etten workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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