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Southport is a town in Chemung County, in the Elmira metro area.
The town was named for its location on the river
The latitude of Southport is 42.054N. The longitude is -76.819W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,073 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,185.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Southport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chemung County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Elmira area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14894 ZIP code.
20% of Southport residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southport ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southport was $18,454, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Southport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Southport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Chemung County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Southport political report.
The average commute time for Southport workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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