Prattsburgh, New York

"Prattsburg" redirects here. For the community in Indiana, see Prattsburg, Indiana.
Prattsburgh, New York
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Prattsburgh, New York

Location within the state of New York

Coordinates: 42°32′N 77°20′W / 42.533°N 77.333°W / 42.533; -77.333Coordinates: 42°32′N 77°20′W / 42.533°N 77.333°W / 42.533; -77.333
Country United States
State New York
County Steuben
  Total 51.7 sq mi (134.0 km2)
  Land 51.7 sq mi (133.9 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,939 ft (591 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 2,064
  Density 39.9/sq mi (15.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14873
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-59718
GNIS feature ID 0979395

Prattsburgh is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 2,064 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Prattsburgh is in the northeast part of the county, north of Bath, New York.


The town was formed from the Town of Pulteney in 1813. The community of Prattsburgh in the town is named after early settler Joel Pratt, who arrived around 1799 to purchase land. Settlers arrived in 1801.

From c. 1889-1961 Prattsburgh was located on a railroad. The Kanona & Prattsburgh Railroad Company, the Kanona & Prattsburgh Railway Company, and the Prattsburgh Railway Corporation during the period operated an 11.44 single-track standard-gauge railroad from a connection with the Erie Railroad at Kanona to Prattsburgh. Intermediate stations included Wheeler, Beans, and Stickneys.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.7 square miles (134 km2), of which, 51.7 square miles (134 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.06%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Steuben County and Yates County.

New York State Route 53 is an important north-south highway in the town.

The town is at a higher altitude than most of other parts of the county.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20142,044[1]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,064 people, 809 households, and 567 families residing in the town. The population density was 39.9 people per square mile (15.4/km²). There were 1,167 housing units at an average density of 22.6 per square mile (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.17% White, 1.55% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 809 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,150, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $28,421 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,008. About 12.9% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Prattsburgh

Famous people from Prattsburgh


  1. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  2. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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