Steuben County was established on May 1, 1837. The county was named in honor of Baron von Steuben, a Prussian officer who served the American colonists in the Revolutionary War. The population of Steuben County in 1840 was 2,578; by 2000 it had grown to 33,214. The county covers about 330 square miles, being about sixteen miles from north to south and about 21 miles from east to west. This data obtained from www.countyhistory.com.
In 2011 Steuben had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $31,284. This PCPI ranked 63rd in the state and was 88 percent of the state average, $35,689, and 75 percent of the national average, $41,560. The 2011 PCPI reflected an increase of 6.8 percent from 2010. The 2010-2011 state change was 4.9 percent and the national change was 4.4 percent. In 2001 the PCPI of Steuben was $24,270 and ranked 54th in the state. The 2001-2011 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 2.6 percent. The compound annual growth rate for the state was 2.4 percent and for the nation was 2.9 percent. This data provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis BEAR Facts.