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Chemung is a town in Chemung County, in the Elmira metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "big horn."
The latitude of Chemung is 42.008N. The longitude is -76.624W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 955 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,665.
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20% of Chemung residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chemung ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chemung was $15,201, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Chemung residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chemung, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $813.
Chemung County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chemung political report.
The average commute time for Chemung workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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