Cambria, New York

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Cambria, New York
Location in Niagara County and the state of New York.
Location in Niagara County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 43°10′15″N 78°49′48″W / 43.17083°N 78.83000°W / 43.17083; -78.83000Coordinates: 43°10′15″N 78°49′48″W / 43.17083°N 78.83000°W / 43.17083; -78.83000
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorWright H. Ellis (D)
 • Town Council
 • Total39.71 sq mi (102.85 km2)
 • Land39.71 sq mi (102.85 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
531 ft (162 m)
 • Total5,839
 • Estimate 
 • Density146.08/sq mi (56.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code36-11803
GNIS feature ID0978775
Location within Niagara County.

Cambria is a town in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 5,839 at the 2010 census. Cambria is an early name for Wales.

The Town of Cambria is in the center of Niagara County.

New York State Route 93 passes through the town.


Some of the early settlers were from Wales, and gave the town the name of their origin.

The Town of Cambria was established in 1808 when Niagara county was formed. Cambria was the original town of Niagara County; all other towns were formed from its territory after 1812.

When Genesee County, New York was formed in 1802, all of Niagara County was included and was part of the Town of Batavia. Subsequently, Erie County was created by removing the Towns of Willink and Clarence, both towns having been created from Cambria in Niagara County.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103 km2), all of it land.

The Town of Cambria is west of the City of Lockport and northeast of the City of Niagara Falls.

Notable people[edit]

Adjacent cities and towns[edit]

Major highways in the Town of Cambria[edit]

  • NY-31.svg New York State Route 31 (Saunders Settlement Rd.), East-West Highway through the town from the Lewiston town line to the Lockport town line.
  • NY-93.svg New York State Route 93 (Ridge Rd., N. Ridge Rd., Youngstown-Lockport Rd.), East-West roadway through the northeastern part of town from the Wilson town line to the Lockport town line where NY 93 then heads south on its west route and makes up the eastern Cambria town line as Town Line Rd. (Lockport Town Line Rd.) from NY 104 to NY 31. (NY 93 also runs concurrent with NY 104 from the Lockport town line to N. Ridge Rd. where NY 93 heads north towards Youngstown.)
  • NY-104.svg New York State Route 104 (Ridge Rd.), East-West highway through the northern part of town from the Lewiston town line to the Lockport town line.
  • NY-270.svg New York State Route 270 (Campbell Blvd.), North-South roadway through the town from its northern end at Saunders Settlement Rd. (NY 31) to the Pendleton town line.
  • NY-425.svg New York State Route 425 (Shawnee Rd., Lower Mountain Rd., Cambria-Wilson Rd.), North-South roadway through the town from the Wheatfield town line to the Wilson town line.
  • NY-429.svg New York State Route 429 (Town Line Rd.), North-South roadway that forms the western town line from Saunders Settlement Rd. (NY 31) to its northern terminus at Ridge Rd. (NY 104).


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20165,801[2]−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,393 people, 1,995 households, and 1,524 families residing in the town. The population density was 135.3 people per square mile (52.2/km²). There were 2,066 housing units at an average density of 51.8 per square mile (20.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.29% White, 0.26% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 1,995 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,534, and the median income for a family was $54,583. Males had a median income of $45,767 versus $25,545 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,397. About 4.1% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Cambria[edit]

Adjacent towns and areas[edit]

Cambria borders on the towns of Wilson (to the north), Lockport (to the east), Pendleton and Wheatfield (both to the south), and Lewiston (to the west).

Information about Cambria[edit]

Niagara County Community College is located in Cambria northeast of Sanborn, on the corner of Saunders Settlement Road (New York State Route 31) and Town Line Road (New York State Route 429).


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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