Latitude: 42.1272

Longitude: -76.8242

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Elmira Heights, New York

The selectable images and aerial photographs within this page illustrate facts related to Elmira Heights, New York. Elmira Heights is a village in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 4,097 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Elmira Heights is primarily within the Town of Horseheads, but part of the village is in the Town of Elmira. The village is a northern suburb of the City of Elmira. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area'.


The Elmira Heights Village Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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Elmira Heights is located at (42.127298, -76.824214).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land.

Newtown Creek, a tributary of the Chemung River, flows along the east side of the village. Halderman Creek also flows through the eastern part of the village from north to south. Woodlawn National Cemetery is south of the village.

The Southern Tier Expressway (New York State Route 17) passes along the east side of the village. New York State Route 14 (College Avenue) and County Road 66 (Grand Central Avenue) are north-south streets through the village.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,170 people, 1,874 households, and 1,053 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,664.5 people per square mile (1,412.3/km²). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 1,766.3 per square mile (680.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.03% White, 1.03% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 1,874 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,015, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $32,135 versus $21,788 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,334. About 7.1% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

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Mark Twain Golf Course (1.35 km)

The Mark Twain Golf Course is a public 18 hole golf course in the Town of Horseheads that is owned and operated by the City of Elmira, New York. It was designed by the famous golf course architect Donald Ross.

WELM (1.42 km)

WELM signed on in 1947 as Chemung County's second radio station and the Elmira-Corning, New York market's third. It broadcasts on 1410 kHz. The station uses a three-tower array, broadcasting at 5,000 watts from a single tower until sundown, when the power is lowered to 1,000 watts and the pattern becomes directional from all three towers. In its early years, it produced several local programs, including the 6:00 News, with newscaster Gordon M. Ridenour, from 1947-1948.

Elmira Correctional Facility (1.45 km)

Elmira Correctional Facility, also known as "The Hill", is a maximum security prison located in Chemung County, New York, in the City of Elmira. The supermax prison, Southport Correctional Facility, is located two miles away from Elmira. Early years Elmira was the site of a prison camp for Confederate prisoners of war from 1864 to 1865. In 1869, the New York state legislature voted to use the site to build a new prison which would receive male first-time felony offenders between the ages of 16 and 30.

WLNL (3.49 km)

WLNL (1000 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Licensed to Horseheads, New York, USA, the station serves the Elmira-Corning area. The station is currently owned by Trinity Media, Ltd and features programing from Salem Communications.

Junction Canal (4.39 km)

The Junction Canal was a canal in the states of New York and Pennsylvania in the United States. The canal was also called the Arnot Canal, after the name of its principal stockholder, John Arnot of Elmira, New York. The canal was built and operated by a private stock company. The canal was partly open in 1854, but the entire length was not finished until 1858. The completed canal was long and had 11 locks. Then intent was to lengthen the reach of the Chemung Canal deeper into Pennsylvania in order to connect to the canal systems there.

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