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Time Zone: Chemung County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Elmira is the Seat for Chemung County.

Chemung County was founded in 1836 and was created by taking area from TiogaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Chemung had a population of 88,331 people. This is a decrease of 3.01% since the last Census (which gave a population of 91,070 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Chemung represented 0.48% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 32nd most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201088,830-2.46%+0.56% since 2009
200988,331-3.01%+0.49% since 2008
200887,902-3.48%-0.18% since 2007
200091,070The Last Census

More information can be found on the Chemung County Census Page for Chemung County.


Below are some of the communities located in Chemung County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Chemung County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Elmira   29,31030,9405.27% decrease  
Horseheads   19,14419,5612.13% decrease  
Southport   10,61111,1855.13% decrease  
Big Flats   7,5797,2244.91% increase  
Elmira   6,8687,1994.6% decrease  

Websites for Chemung County

Official Website:   www.chemungcounty.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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