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Chemung County, New York

US county information
NameChemung County
StateNew York
SeatElmira
US Area
Total Area411 sq mi (1064.5 km2)
Land Area408 sq mi (1056.7 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population88830 (2010)
Density84/km2 (217.6/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 29, 1836

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Chemung County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It is part of the 'Elmira, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Chemung County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,830. Its name is derived from the name of a Delaware Indian village (meaning "big horn"). Its county seat is Elmira. Many signs posted along roads in Chemung County refer to the area as "Mark Twain Country" because of the many years the author lived and wrote in Elmira.


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