Lime Lake, New York
|Lime Lake, New York|
|• Total||2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)|
|• Land||2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)|
|Elevation||1,660 ft (510 m)|
|• Density||365/sq mi (140.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Lime Lake is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the northeast part of the town of Machias, in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 867. Prior to the 2010 census, the area was delineated as part of the Lime Lake-Machias CDP.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Lime Lake CDP has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 10.06%, is water. The outlet of Lime Lake flows north to Elton Creek in Delevan, which then continues north to Cattaraugus Creek, a west-flowing tributary of Lake Erie. Less than one mile south of Lime Lake and only a few feet higher is the drainage divide between the Great Lakes watershed to the north and the Mississippi River watershed to the south: Ischua Creek flows south to Olean Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River, then the Ohio River, and finally the Mississippi.
New York State Route 16 and Cattaraugus County Route 70 connect Lime Lake to Machias.
- Jeffrey J. Miller, author and historian
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lime Lake CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 29, 2014.