Villenova, New York

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Villenova, New York
Location in Chautauqua County and New York
Location in Chautauqua County and New York
Villenova is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°23′N 79°7′W / 42.383°N 79.117°W / 42.383; -79.117Coordinates: 42°23′N 79°7′W / 42.383°N 79.117°W / 42.383; -79.117
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorYvonne M. Park (R)
 • Town Council
 • Total36.20 sq mi (93.77 km2)
 • Land36.09 sq mi (93.48 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
1,572 ft (479 m)
 • Total1,110
 • Estimate 
 • Density29.64/sq mi (11.45/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code36-013-77530
GNIS feature ID0979587

Villenova is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,110 at the 2010 census.[3] The town is on the eastern border of the county and is southeast of Dunkirk.


The area that would become Villenova was first settled around 1809. The town of Villenova was formed from part of the town of Hanover in 1823.[4]

Jarvis T. Wright (1830-1886), Wisconsin businessman and state legislator, was born in Villenova.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Villenova has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km2), of which 36.1 square miles (93.5 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.31%, is water.[3]

New York State Route 83 intersects New York State Route 322 by Balcom Corners.

Adjacent towns and areas[edit]

The east town line is shared with the town of Dayton in Cattaraugus County, and the town of Arkwright is on the west. To the north is the town of Hanover, and the town of Cherry Creek is to the south.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,070[2]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,121 people, 415 households, and 319 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.0 people per square mile (12.0/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 13.5 per square mile (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.86% White, 0.18% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 415 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% 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 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,208, and the median income for a family was $39,125. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,240. About 10.0% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Villenova[edit]

  • Balcom – A hamlet on NY Route 83.
  • Balcom Corners – A hamlet east of Balcom at the junction of Routes 83 and 322.
  • East Mud Lake – A small lake north of Wango.
  • Hamlet – A hamlet on Route 83 in the southwest part of the town and west of Balcomb village.
  • Skunks Corners – A hamlet at the east town line, east of Balcom village.
  • Town Corners – A location in the southwest corner of the town.
  • Wango – A hamlet in the northern part of the town.
  • West Branch Conewango Creek – A small stream in the eastern part of the town. Conewango Creek is a tributary of the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
  • West Mud Lake – A small lake on the western town line near Route 83.
  • Wrights Corners – A location north of Balcom village.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 4, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Villenova town, Chautauqua County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  4. ^ History of Villenova, N.Y.
  5. ^ R. M. Bashford (comp.). The Legislative Manual of the State Wisconsin. 16th ed. Madison: R. B. Bolens, 1877, p. 460.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Williamson, Leland M.; et al. (1898). Prominent and Progressive Pennsylvanians of the Nineteenth Century. 3. Philadelphia, PA: Record Publishing Company. pp. 189–190.

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