Painted Post is a village in Steuben County, New York, United States. The village is in the town of Erwin, west of the city of Corning. The population was 1,842 at the 2000 census. The name comes from a Seneca carved post found by explorers at the junction of three local rivers.
Corning-Painted Post Airport (7N1) is west of the village.
Painted Post is located at 42°9′40″N 77°5′29″W / 42.16111°N 77.09139°W / 42.16111; -77.09139 (42.161188, -77.091315). Painted Post is west of the city of Corning, New York.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km) of it (4.51%) is water.
New York State Route 415 passes through the village which also borders the Southern Tier Expressway and the Cohocton River.
Interstate 86 also passes through Painted Post, and continues on until Jamestown, New York.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,842 people, 811 households, and 480 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,457.0 people per square mile (564.4/km²). There were 879 housing units at an average density of 695.3 per square mile (269.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.71% White, 1.36% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.74% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.
There were 811 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the village, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,477, and the median income for a family was $58,295. Males had a median income of $39,519 versus $26,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,664. About 4.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
Painted Post New York neighborhoods include: Coopers-Erwin, Gang Mills, Grace Blvd, Imperial Ave/E High St, West High