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The 2000 Census showed that Steuben County had a population of 98,726 people. This represented 0.52% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Steuben had a population of 96,552 people. This is a decrease of 2.2% since the 2000 Census.

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
201098,990+0.27%+2.53% since 2009
200996,552-2.2%+0.1% since 2008
200796,430-2.33%-0.23% since 2006
200696,648-2.1%-0.66% since 2005
200597,287-1.46%-0.46% since 2004
200497,735-1%-0.53% since 2003
200398,253-0.48%-0.75% since 2002
200198,935+0.21%+0.21% since 2000
200098,726The Last Census

Steuben County had 46,132 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Steuben County has a total area<3> of 1,404 square miles [3,636 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (11.45 square miles [29.67 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Steuben County had a population density of 70.9 people per square mile [27.37 people/km²], making it the state's 49th most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Steuben County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Steuben and the state of New York.

Click here for the Steuben County QuickFact (QF-36101).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Steuben County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Steuben County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AlleganyQF-36003   W49,15749,927-1.54%
ChemungQF-36015   E88,33191,070-3.01%
LivingstonQF-36051   NW62,87164,328-2.26%
OntarioQF-36069   N105,650100,2245.41%
SchuylerQF-36097   E18,72019,224-2.62%
YatesQF-36123   NE24,48224,621-0.56%
Potter (PA)QF-42105   SW16,71418,080-7.56%
Tioga (PA)QF-42117   S40,87541,373-1.2%

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Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Steuben. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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