Erin, New York

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Erin is a town in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 2,054 at the 2000 census. The name was applied by early settlers from Ireland.

The Town of Erin is east of Elmira and is at the county's northeast border. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area'.



The town was first settled before 1816. The Town of Erin was formed in 1822 from the Town of Chemung.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.5 square miles (115.2 km²), of which, 44.3 square miles (114.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.34%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Schuyler County.

Newtown Creek, a tributary of the Chemung River, flows westward through the town.

New York State Route 223 passes through Erin village, and the town government is located on this highway.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,054 people, 751 households, and 608 families residing in the town. The population density was 46.3 people per square mile (17.9/km²). There were 794 housing units at an average density of 17.9/sq mi (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.59% White, 0.15% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.39% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 751 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

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