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Welcome to Penn Yan ...

The village of Penn Yan is located in Yates County<1> and is the County Seat for Yates County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Penn Yan, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Penn Yan has a population of 4,915 people<2> (see below for details).

Penn Yan is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Penn Yan lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Penn Yan: 14527<4>

Websites for Penn Yan ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Penn Yan, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Penn Yan had an population of 4,915 people. This is a decrease of 4.73% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Penn Yan had a population of 5,159 people (or 20.35% of the total population of Yates County). This makes Penn Yan the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Penn Yan represents 0.03% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 465th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,159 people, the population of Penn Yan decreased 1.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,219 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Penn Yan.

Communities near Penn Yan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Penn Yan.

  • Geneva
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Canandaigua
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Waterloo
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Dundee
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Dundee is located in Yates County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee <5>
  • Naples
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Aurora
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Rushville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Hammondsport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Ovid
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ovid have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ovid
    • Ovid is located in Seneca County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 599 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ovid <5>
  • Interlaken
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Penn Yan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Penn Yan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Penn Yan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Penn Yan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Penn Yan. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Penn Yan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Penn Yan ...

Looking for more information about Penn Yan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Penn Yan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Penn Yan.

Adding Penn Yan to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Penn Yan in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Penn Yan was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Penn Yan on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Penn Yan.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Penn Yan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Yates, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Penn Yan.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Penn Yan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Penn Yan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Penn Yan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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