Ward, New York

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Ward is a town located in Allegany County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 390.

The Town of Ward is in the southeast part of the county.

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History

The Town of Ward was created in 1856 from parts of the Towns of Alfred and Amity. The first settler had arrived around 1817.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 75.6 km² (29.2 mi²). 75.6 km² (29.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 390 people, 133 households, and 107 families residing in the town. The population density is 5.2/km² (13.4/mi²). There are 244 housing units at an average density of 3.2/km² (8.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.69% White, 1.03% African American, 0.00% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 133 households out of which 41.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% are non-families. 14.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.88 and the average family size is 3.19.

In the town the population is spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $40,750, and the median income for a family is $41,000. Males have a median income of $30,000 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,271. 14.9% of the population and 12.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.7% of those under the age of 18 and 2.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Ward

  • Phillips Creek -- A hamlet near the north town line on Route 244. A nearby stream named "Phillips Creek" gives the community its name.
  • Vandermark Creek -- A stream that flows to the southwest.

External links

  • Ward history (http://history.rays-place.com/ny/ward-ny.htm)
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