Barker, Niagara County, New York
|Barker, New York|
|• Total||0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)|
|• Land||0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||328 ft (100 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0943010|
The Village of Barker is within the Town of Somerset and was incorporated in 1908. The main crossroad in the town is the intersection of West Somerset Road and Quaker Road (NY 148). Barker hosts several local gatherings, such as Blind Baby's Holiday and "MOEstock". There is also an annual Labor Day weekend party known as Clam Aid on Pallister Ave. The Kerth's Annual Holiday Party is held annually on the Saturday before Christmas on Pallister Ave.
Barker is located at (43.327466, -78.553592).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.
Barker is situated at the junction of West Somerset Road/Coleman Road and Quaker Road (Route 148).
As of the census of 2000, there were 577 people, 211 households, and 150 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,372.3 people per square mile (530.4/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 556.5 per square mile (215.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.09% White, 0.69% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.
There were 211 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the village the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $37,411, and the median income for a family was $49,464. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $21,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,042. About 8.1% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.