New Albion, New York

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New Albion, New York
Town
New Albion, New York is located in New York
New Albion, New York
New Albion, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°18′47″N 78°52′18″W / 42.31306°N 78.87167°W / 42.31306; -78.87167
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyCattaraugus
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorLloyd J. Chilson (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation1,801 ft (549 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,068
 • Density56.9/sq mi (22.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code36-49880
GNIS feature ID0979253
 
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Not to be confused with Albion, New York
New Albion, New York
Town
New Albion, New York is located in New York
New Albion, New York
New Albion, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°18′47″N 78°52′18″W / 42.31306°N 78.87167°W / 42.31306; -78.87167
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyCattaraugus
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorLloyd J. Chilson (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land36.3 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation1,801 ft (549 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,068
 • Density56.9/sq mi (22.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code36-49880
GNIS feature ID0979253

New Albion is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 2,068 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Albion in Orleans County, New York, the source of some early settlers.

The Town of New Albion is in the northwest quadrant of the county, northwest of the City of Salamanca.

History[edit]

The area was in the domain of the Seneca tribe and was first settled by outsiders around 1818. The Town of New Albion was established in 1880 from part of the Town of Little Valley. The oldest business community in the town was New Albion with its first store opening in 1833. Later the Village of Cattaraugus surpassed New Albion.

Note that New Albion is also a name once applied to the east coast of North America.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94 km2), of which, 36.3 square miles (94 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.22%) is water.

New York State Route 353 is an important north-south highway in the town, as is Cattaraugus County Route 5, which parallels Route 353 to the southwest. County Route 6 enters the town from the southwest, while County Route 12 enters from the northeast. County Route 76 (Lovers Lane Road) bypasses the village of Cattaraugus en route to Otto, but unstable ground makes that road unsuitable as a major thoroughfare.

Conewango Creek flows out of the west part of the town and the south branch of Cattaraugus Creek originates in the town.

Adjacent towns and areas[edit]

The towns of Persia and Otto lie to the north. New Albion forms its border on the east with the Town of Mansfield and on the west with the Town of Leon. To the south is the Town of Napoli.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,068 people, 808 households, and 547 families residing in the town. The population density was 56.9 people per square mile (22.0/km²). There were 1,005 housing units at an average density of 27.6 per square mile (10.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.74% White, 0.15% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 808 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $38,468. Males had a median income of $30,494 versus $24,554 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,841. About 7.0% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Communities and locations in New Albion[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 42°17′22″N 78°53′22″W / 42.28944°N 78.88944°W / 42.28944; -78.88944