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Candor, New York
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Country United States
State New York
County Tioga
Settled 1794 (1794)
Incorporated 1900 (1900)
Named for Unknown
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
902 ft (275 m)
 • Total 851
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,811.93/sq mi (700.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 607 Exchange: 659
FIPS code 36-12210
GNIS feature ID 0945764

Candor is a village located in the Town of Candor in Tioga County, New York, United States. The population was 851 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Candor is centrally located in the town and is south of Ithaca.


The first settlers arrived around 1794. In 1813 a fire burned much of the community. The source and meaning of the village name is not known. The community was formed from the consolidation of the neighboring communities of Candor Center and Candor Corners.

The village was incorporated in 1900.

The John W. McCarty House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.


Candor is located at 42°13′48″N 76°20′16″W / 42.23000°N 76.33778°W / 42.23000; -76.33778 (42.230169, -76.337909).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²). None of the area is covered with water.

Candor is at the junction of New York State Route 96 and New York State Route 96B (Ithaca Road). County Road 103 enters the village from the north.

The Catatonk Creek flows past the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 300
1850 300 0.0%
1860 350 16.7%
1910 737
1920 699 −5.2%
1930 669 −4.3%
1940 661 −1.2%
1950 802 21.3%
1960 956 19.2%
1970 939 −1.8%
1980 917 −2.3%
1990 869 −5.2%
2000 855 −1.6%
2010 851 −0.5%
2019 (est.) 790 −7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 855 people, 346 households, and 223 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,931.9 people per square mile (750.3/km2). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 842.8 per square mile (327.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.61% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 346 households, out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,313, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,713. About 11.9% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Additional facts about Candor village

  • The sociological study, Small Town in Mass Society: Class, Power and Religion in a Rural Community by A.J. Vidich and J. Bensman is about Candor and its environs.
  • The singer/songwriter Harry Chapin composed a song referring to the village's name in "The Mayor of Candor Lied". The song's content is fictional, but Chapin uses the village's name ironically in the song's story. He was familiar with the village and town from his days at Cornell University in nearby Ithaca, New York.
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