Red Creek, New York
|Red Creek, New York|
|Nickname(s): "Red Crick or The Creek."|
|Named for||Local creek which received red-tinted wastewater from a tannery|
|• Total||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|• Land||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||341 ft (104 m)|
|• Density||568.6/sq mi (219.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0962279|
The village was permanently settled around 1811 and was originally called "Jacksonville" after Andrew Jackson. The name was changed to "Red Creek" around 1836.
Local lore explains the origin of the name Red Creek. At one time, a tannery occupied the spot on the North side of the falls. As part of the tanning process, dye was used to tan skins. Dye was disposed of in the creek flowing from the falls, coloring it red. A portion of the tannery's foundation can still be seen in the spot where the Pit Stop currently sits.
The village was incorporated in 1852. In 1874 most of the business district was consumed by fire.
Red Creek is located at (43.247848, -76.722786).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.13%) is water.
The village is at the border of Cayuga County.
Red Creek is also the name of a stream that flows through the community, forming a small pond on the south edge of the village.
New York State Route 104A passes through the village in a north-south direction as "Wolcott Street," "Water Street," and "Main Street."
As of the census of 2000, there were 521 people, 210 households, and 143 families residing in the village. The population density was 568.6 people per square mile (218.7/km²). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 263.0 per square mile (101.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.86% White, 1.34% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.
There were 210 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $32,115, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $20,855 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,324. About 11.5% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Mayor: Charles Palermo
- Deputy Mayor: Michael Bettis
- Trustee: Gary Cooper
- Trustee: Erika Barnes
- Trustee: Terry Mayville
- Village Clerk/Treasurer: Susan Saylor
- George Mangus, baseball player
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