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Chemung, New York

The images and aerial photographs further below show material about Chemung, New York. Chemung is a town in Chemung County, New York, USA. The population was 2,563 at the 2010 census. The town name is derived from the river flowing through it, which means in the native dialect, "Big Horn."

The Town of Chemung is in the southeast corner of the county and is southeast of Elmira, New York. It is part of the Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The region was visited by the Sullivan Expedition of 1779, which fought at the Battle of Newtown, just west of the current Town of Chemung.

The first clear record of settlement dates to about 1786.

The Town of Chemung was the original town in Chemung County and was incorporated into the county in 1798 at the time the county was formed [even though Chemung County was not created until 1836]. The town had been established in 1788 in Montgomery County, New York. Chemung lost territory when Tioga County, New York was formed in 1791. The "Town of Newtown" (now Town of Elmira) was taken from Chemung in 1792. Subsequently, Chemung lost more territory to form all or parts of Erin (1822), Baldwin (1856), and Ashland (1867).

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (1.12%) is water.

The Chemung River flows through the south part of the town. Cayuta Creek, a tributary of the Chemung River defines part of the east town line.

The south border of the town is Pennsylvania (Bradford County) and the east border is Tioga County.

The Southern Tier Expressway (New York State Route 17) and New York State Route 427 are east-west highways in Chemung.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,665 people, 969 households, and 749 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.9 people per square mile (20.8/km²). There were 1,054 housing units at an average density of 21.3 per square mile (8.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.64% White, 0.53% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 969 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.03.

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