Kenmore, New York
|Village of Kenmore|
Buffalo's First Suburb & Ken-Ton (Tonawanda)
|• Mayor||Patrick Mang|
|• Total||1.44 sq mi (3.72 km2)|
|• Land||1.44 sq mi (3.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||614 ft (187 m)|
|• Density||10,459.61/sq mi (4,039.03/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0954497|
Kenmore is in the south part of the town of Tonawanda, and together with the town it is often referred to as "Ken-Ton". It is bordered to the south by the city of Buffalo. The village is in the northwest part of Erie County.
The village has received accolades: In 2009, the American Planning Association named Kenmore "One of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods" in the United States. The village is also one of the country's 100 most densely populated incorporated places. And in 2011, Buffalo Business First named Kenmore the highest-rated community in Western New York.
Louis Eberhardt, known as the "Father of Kenmore", opposed naming the village "Eberhardt" after himself. He was responsible for buying farmland and subdividing the property into a suburban development. The building which is portrayed on the village logo is the Eberhardt Mansion, located at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Kenmore Avenue. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The Kenmore Village Hall was listed in 2013 as the Tonawanda Municipal Building.
Kenmore is located at (42.964907, -78.871679).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.
Adjacent cities and towns
- New York State Route 265 (Military Rd.), north–south roadway that provides the west village line.
- New York State Route 384 (Delaware Ave.), north–south roadway through the village from Tonawanda south into Buffalo.
- Elmwood Avenue (Erie CR 119), important north–south roadway through the village
- Kenmore Avenue (Erie CR 307), east–west roadway that forms the south village line.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,426 people, 7,071 households, and 4,235 families residing in the village. The population density was 11,437.2 people per square mile (4,404.2/km2), one of the densest populations in the United States. There were 7,459 housing units at an average density of 5,193.6 per square mile (2,000.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.85% White, 0.99% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.
There were 7,071 households, out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $42,252, and the median income for a family was $53,155. Males had a median income of $38,371 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,695. About 3.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
The village government consists of a mayor and four trustees, each elected to a four-year term. The current mayor is Patrick Mang.
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- Bernard Joseph McLaughlin, Roman Catholic bishop
- James McLernon, retired automobile company executive
- Walter M. Noel Jr., of Fairfield Greenwich Group
- Jerry Ross, painter
- Vesta M. Roy, former acting governor of New Hampshire
- Robin Schimminger, former New York state assemblyman
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