Arkport, New York

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Arkport is a village in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 832 at the 2000 census. The name comes from the barges used to ship products through the village. The postal code is 14807.

The Village of Arkport is in the Town of Hornellsville and is north of the City of Hornell.

Hornell Municipal Airport (4G6) is immediately south of the village.

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History

Arkport was founded in 1797 by Christopher Hurlbut.[citation needed]

Geography

Arkport is located at 42°23′36″N 77°41′46″W / 42.39333°N 77.69611°W / 42.39333; -77.69611 (42.393347, -77.696134)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

The village is on the east bank of the Canisteo River.

New York State Route 36 passes from north to south through the village. The Southern Tier Expressway lies between the village and Hornell. County Roads 48 and 67 lead into the village.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 832 people, 348 households, and 231 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,209.6 people per square mile (465.6/km²). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 529.2/sq mi (203.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.44% White, 0.60% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.36% Asian, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 348 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98.

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