West Bloomfield, New York
|West Bloomfield, New York|
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town Supervisor||John E. Champlin (D)|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||25.6 sq mi (66.2 km2)|
|• Land||25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||965 ft (294 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979618|
The Town of West Bloomfield is on the county's western border and is south of the City of Rochester.
The town is within the homeland of the Seneca tribe. Tradition holds that three of the tribe's villages were located in the town. The first Europeans to visit the area were members of the Jesuits in the 17th Century.
Settlement began around 1789. The Town of West Bloomfield was established in 1833 from part of the Town of Bloomfield.
The West Bloomfield Congregational Church was founded in 1799. The Congregation would meet on top of a hilltop, one that would later (in 1806, current building erected in 1875) be home to the actual church building.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.5 square miles (66 km2), of which, 25.5 square miles (66 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.16%) is water.
West Bloomfield is the second smallest town in the county by area.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,549 people, 1,013 households, and 729 families residing in the town. The population density was 99.9 people per square mile (38.6/km²). There were 1,049 housing units at an average density of 41.1 per square mile (15.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.27% White, 0.43% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.
There were 1,013 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,347, and the median income for a family was $52,206. Males had a median income of $37,340 versus $26,410 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,309. About 1.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
- John Dickson (New York politician), former US Congressman
Communities and locations in West Bloomfield
- Bush Corner – A hamlet east of West Bloomfield village on US-20.
- Factory Hollow – A historic location.
- Ionia – A hamlet on NY-64 in the northeast part of the town.
- Millers Corners – A historic location also known as "Taylorville," was in the northeast part of West Bloomfield. It would later be renamed "Taylorsville: and then, finally, "Ionia".
- North Bloomfield – A hamlet at the west town line, northwest of West Bloomfield village is on NY-65.
- West Bloomfield – The hamlet of West Bloomfield on US-20/NY-5.
- West Bloomfield Station – A historic location.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.