Catlin, New York

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Catlin is a town in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 2,649 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Phineas Catlin, a surveyor and public official.

The Town of Catlin is in the northwest corner of the county and is northwest of Elmira. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area'.



The town was first settled around 1816. The Town of Catlin was organized in 1823 from the Town of Catharine. The Town of Dix was formed from the north part of Catlin in 1835 (Both Catharine and Dix are now in Schuyler County).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.0 square miles (98.5 km²), all of it land.

Catlin is bounded on the north by Schuyler County and on the west by Steuben County.

New York State Route 14 passes along the east town line and New York State Route 414 is a north-south highway in the western part of Catlin.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,649 people, 985 households, and 742 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.7 people per square mile (26.9/km²). There were 1,069 housing units at an average density of 28.1/sq mi (10.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 0.45% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 985 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

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