Friendship (CDP), New York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Friendship, New York
Census-designated place
Friendship is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°12′27″N 78°8′23″W / 42.20750°N 78.13972°W / 42.20750; -78.13972Coordinates: 42°12′27″N 78°8′23″W / 42.20750°N 78.13972°W / 42.20750; -78.13972
Country United States
State New York
County Allegany
Town Friendship
 • Total 2.89 sq mi (7.48 km2)
 • Land 2.89 sq mi (7.48 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,506 ft (459 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,218
 • Density 422/sq mi (162.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14739
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-27694
GNIS feature ID 0950738

Friendship is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,218 at the 2010 census.[1] The community is the principal settlement in the town of Friendship.


Friendship hamlet is in the center of the town and is next to the Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) and Van Campen Creek. The community is served by expressway Exit 29, with New York Route 275. County Routes 17, 20, 31, and State Route 275 converge in the hamlet. It is located on the mainline of the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2). None of the area is covered with water.[1]


Although formerly a village, Friendship dissolved its municipal corporation in 1977.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,176 people, 464 households, and 308 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 427.4 per square mile (165.1/km²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 194.4/sq mi (75.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.98% White, 2.89% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 464 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,524, and the median income for a family was $31,442. Males had a median income of $26,196 versus $14,554 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,182. About 20.8% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Friendship CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Local Government Handbook - Table 13" (PDF) (5th ed.). New York State Department of State. 2008. p. 77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.