Hornellsville, New York

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Hornellsville is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. United States. The population was 4,042 at the 2000 census. The name is taken from a prominent pioneer family.

The Town of Hornellsville is at the west border of the county, and contains within it Hornell, New York.



The town was first settled around 1790 in the vicinity of the City of Hornell. The Town of Hornellsville was formed from part of the Town of Canisteo in 1820. Territory from Hornellsville was used to form the Towns of Hartsville (1844) and part of Fremont (1854).

In 1852, the community of Hornellsville set itself apart as an incorporated village and became a city (Hornell) in 1888.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.7 square miles (113.1 km²), of which, 43.5 square miles (112.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes through the north part of the town. New York State Route 21 and New York State Route 36 intersect by Hornell.

The Canisteo River flows southward through the town.

The west town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,042 people, 1,669 households, and 1,098 families residing in the town. The population density was 93.0 people per square mile (35.9/km²). There were 1,830 housing units at an average density of 42.1/sq mi (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.92% White, 0.52% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

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