Orchard Park (village), New York

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Orchard Park, New York
Village
Orchard Park, New York is located in New York
Orchard Park, New York
Orchard Park, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°45′44″N 78°44′29″W / 42.76222°N 78.74139°W / 42.76222; -78.74139Coordinates: 42°45′44″N 78°44′29″W / 42.76222°N 78.74139°W / 42.76222; -78.74139
Country United States
State New York
County Erie
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,246
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14127
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-55266
GNIS feature ID 2391038
Position within Erie County.

Orchard Park is a village in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 3,246 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a description of the local landscape, which abounded with orchards. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Orchard Park lies north of the center of the Town of Orchard Park.

History[edit]

The Village of Orchard Park was started by Quaker settlers in 1803. The village, formerly called "Potters Corners," was incorporated in 1921. The name change to "Orchard Park" was suggested by a local schoolteacher. Several years later, the town also changed its name from "East Hamburg" to "Orchard Park," after the village.

The current mayor of the Village of Orchard Park is Jim Wilson.[1]

Geography[edit]

Orchard Park is located at 42°45′43″N 78°44′29″W / 42.76194°N 78.74139°W / 42.76194; -78.74139 (42.762159, -78.741405).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.88%) is water.

Green Lake is a small lake within the village.

U.S. Route 20A (Quaker Street) passes through the village, intersecting with New York State Route 240/New York State Route 277 (At this intersection the street name of Route 277 changes from Orchard Park Road [which leads toward the city] to N/S Buffalo street [which leads into the village]. This causes people in the village to refer to 277 as Buffalo street and people that aren't from the village calling it Orchard Park road.). This intersection is known locally as the "Four Corners" and is the center of the village.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,294 people, 1,418 households, and 925 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,450.4 people per square mile (949.1/km²). There were 1,459 housing units at an average density of 1,085.4 per square mile (420.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.63% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 1,418 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,520, and the median income for a family was $70,483. Males had a median income of $46,810 versus $30,679 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,754. About 2.1% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Village Of Orchard Park". Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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