Ellicottville, New York

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For the village located within this town, see Ellicottville (village), New York.
Ellicottville
Town
Ellicottville is located in New York
Ellicottville
Ellicottville
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°16′29″N 78°40′20″W / 42.27472°N 78.67222°W / 42.27472; -78.67222Coordinates: 42°16′29″N 78°40′20″W / 42.27472°N 78.67222°W / 42.27472; -78.67222
Country United States
State New York
County Cattaraugus
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor John A. Burrell (D)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 45.2 sq mi (117.1 km2)
 • Land 45.1 sq mi (116.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.22%
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 1,738
 • Density 38/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Ellicottville is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,738 at the 2000 census.[1] The town is named after Joseph Ellicott, principal land agent of the Holland Land Company.

The Town of Ellicottville also has a village called Ellicottville within the town. The town is in the north-central part of the county, north of the City of Salamanca.

History[edit]

The town was first settled around 1815.

The Town of Ellicottville was established in 1820 from the Town of Franklinville (then known as Ischua). The town lost some of its territory when the Town of Ashford was formed in 1824. In 1858, a small part of the town was taken to aid the formation of the Town of East Otto.

The Village of Ellicottville was formerly the county seat for Cattaraugus County. It moved to Little Valley in 1868.

Since the establishments of the Holimont and Holiday Valley ski resorts in the town, Ellicottville has seen massive gentrification as mostly Canadian ski enthusiasts have taken up part-time residences in the town. Property values in the town are significantly higher than in the rest of the county. Because the village has restrictive zoning laws that discourage national franchises from entering the village, two national chain restaurants (Burger King just south of the village, and Tim Hortons just north; the former is set to close May 2014) have set up shop in the town, just outside the village bounds.[2]

The Bryant Hill Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117.1 km²), of which 45.1 square miles (116.9 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) (0.22%) is water.

Great Valley Creek flows through the town. New York State Route 240, linking the town to the suburbs of Buffalo, New York ends in the community of Ashford. New York State Route 240 ends in the northeast part of the town. U.S. Route 219 passes through the town.

Adjacent towns and areas[edit]

Ellicottville is south of the Town of Ashford. The west town line is shared with the Towns of East Otto and Mansfield. It is north of Town of Great Valley. Ellicottville's east town line is shared with the Towns of Franklinville and Machias.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ellicottville, NY
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 70
(21)
67
(19)
80
(27)
88
(31)
89
(32)
95
(35)
96
(36)
94
(34)
95
(35)
86
(30)
77
(25)
71
(22)
96
(36)
Average high °F (°C) 30
(−1)
33
(1)
41
(5)
55
(13)
66
(19)
75
(24)
78
(26)
77
(25)
70
(21)
58
(14)
47
(8)
34
(1)
55
(13)
Daily mean °F (°C) 22
(−6)
23
(−5)
31
(−1)
44
(7)
54
(12)
63
(17)
67
(19)
66
(19)
59
(15)
48
(9)
39
(4)
27
(−3)
45
(7)
Average low °F (°C) 13
(−11)
13
(−11)
20
(−7)
32
(0)
41
(5)
51
(11)
55
(13)
54
(12)
47
(8)
37
(3)
30
(−1)
20
(−7)
34
(1)
Record low °F (°C) −26
(−32)
−28
(−33)
−18
(−28)
5
(−15)
20
(−7)
29
(−2)
34
(1)
31
(−1)
22
(−6)
14
(−10)
−5
(−21)
−22
(−30)
−28
(−33)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.75
(95.3)
2.85
(72.4)
3.45
(87.6)
3.68
(93.5)
3.73
(94.7)
4.48
(113.8)
4.72
(119.9)
4.19
(106.4)
4.53
(115.1)
4.19
(106.4)
4.31
(109.5)
4.09
(103.9)
48
(1,219)
Source: The Weather Channel (Historical Monthly Averages) [4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,738 people, 770 households, and 462 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.5 people per square mile (14.9/km²). There were 2,097 housing units at an average density of 46.5 per square mile (17.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.16% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 770 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,571, and the median income for a family was $50,813. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $21,818 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,291. About 5.5% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations[edit]

  • Ashford – A location west of Ashford Junction, where NY Route 240 terminates at NY Route 242.
  • Ashford Junction – A hamlet near the east town line on NY Route 242.
  • Ellicottville – The Village of Ellicottville is in the southwest corner of the town on US Route 219 and NY Route 242.
  • Fancy Tract – A location on the eastern town line in the north part of the town.
  • Holiday Valley – A ski resort south of Ellicottville village.
  • HoliMont-- A semi-private ski resort west of Ellicottville village.
  • Plato – The hamlet is in the northwest corner of the town on County Road 75.

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Place, Rich (March 21, 2014). Ellicottville Burger King to close. Olean Times Herald. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Climate Statistics for Ellicottville, NY". Retrieved January 29, 2012. 

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