French Creek, New York
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town Supervisor||David J. White (R)|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)|
|• Land||36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,414 ft (431 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0978977|
The Town of French Creek lies in the southwest corner of Chautauqua County.
The town was settled around 1811. The Town of French Creek was founded in 1829 from part of the Town of Clymer.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.2 square miles (94 km2), all of it land.
Adjacent towns and areas
French Creek borders Venango Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania to the west and the townships of Amity and Wayne to the south. The north town line is the border of Town of Mina, and the east town line is shared with the Town of Clymer.
As of the census of 2000, there were 935 people, 332 households, and 260 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.8 people per square mile (10.0/km²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 16.3 per square mile (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.93% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races.
There were 332 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the town the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,667, and the median income for a family was $38,688. Males had a median income of $28,583 versus $19,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,496. About 9.7% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.
- Tommy Leach, MLB player who was in the first World Series
Communities and locations in French Creek
- Cutting – A hamlet in the south part of the town on NY Route 474.
- French Creek – A stream that flows through the town.
- French Creek – The hamlet of French Creek, located on County Road 4 (French Creek-Mina Road) and French Creek.
- Marks Corners – A location in the northeast corner of the town.
- Marvin – A hamlet in the southwest corner of the town.
- Morgan Corners – A hamlet in the east side of the town at Bush and Ravlin Roads.
- Peek'n Peak – A skiing area in the western part of the town.