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Horseheads is a village in Chemung County, in the Elmira metro area.
So named because Revolutionary forces slaughtered their starving horses here for food, leaving the heads for carrion.
[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 42.166N. The longitude is -76.82W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 896 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,363.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Horseheads demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chemung County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Elmira area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14903 ZIP code.
18% of Horseheads residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $20,779, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Horseheads residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Horseheads include Hanover Square Historic District (Horseheads), Horseheads 1855 Extension Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Horseheads, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $857.
Libraries in Horseheads include Horseheads Free Library ... View libraries
Chemung County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Horseheads political report.
The average commute time for Horseheads workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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