Addison is a village in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 1,763 at the 2010 census. The village and the surrounding town are named after the author Joseph Addison.
Addison is located at 42°6′28″N 77°13′56″W / 42.10778°N 77.23222°W / 42.10778; -77.23222.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²).None of the area is covered with water.
Steuben County Route 119 (former New York State Route 432) and New York State Route 417, along with County Roads 1 and 5 pass through the village. Tuscarora Creek flows into the Canisteo River in the village.
The village is in the Southern Tier of New York.
Addison is on the New Jersey-to-Buffalo Main Line of the Norfolk Southern Railway. Trains of the Canadian Pacific Railway operating under haulage arrangements also operate on this line through Addison. This line was opened in 1850 and known, prior to its 1999 acquisition by the Norfolk Southern, under the following names: New York & Erie Rail Road; Erie Railway; New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad; Erie Railroad; Erie-Lackawanna Railroad; Erie Lackawanna Railroad; Erie Lackawanna Railway, and Consolidated Rail Corporation [Conrail].
From 1882 to 1961 Addison was also served by the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Railroad and predecessors ( most notably the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad [1932—1956], the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad 1898-1932, and the Addison & Northern Pennsylvania Railroad]. The WA&G line was abandoned in 1961 by order of the Interstate Commerce Commission in order to promote highway transportation.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,797 people, 724 households, and 467 families residing in the village. The population density was 947.1 people per square mile (365.2/km²). There were 804 housing units at an average density of 423.7 per square mile (163.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.66% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.
There were 724 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the village, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $31,532, and the median income for a family was $37,708. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $21,053 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,215. About 14.0% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.