West Valley, New York

Coordinates: 42°24′10″N 078°36′36″W / 42.40278°N 78.61000°W / 42.40278; -78.61000
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West Valley, New York
West Valley is located in New York
West Valley
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°24′10″N 078°36′36″W / 42.40278°N 78.61000°W / 42.40278; -78.61000[1]
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyCattaraugus County
 • Total1.53 sq mi (3.97 km2)
 • Land1.53 sq mi (3.97 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation1,522 ft (464 m)
 • Total452
 • Density295.04/sq mi (113.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code[3]
Area code716
FIPS code[4][5]36-81138
GNIS feature ID[5]970885

West Valley is a hamlet in the Town of Ashford in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 518 at the 2010 census, which lists the community as a census-designated place.[6]

Located at the intersection of Cattaraugus County Route 53 and State Route 240/County Route 32, the hamlet is home to West Valley Central School and the West Valley Demonstration Project, a nuclear cleanup facility. Because of the presence of a school district, a telephone exchange (716–942), and a post office located in (and named after) the hamlet, many people mistake West Valley to be the name of an actual town or village. However, it does not have any autonomous government separate from the town of Ashford.


West Valley is located at 42°24′10″N 078°36′36″W / 42.40278°N 78.61000°W / 42.40278; -78.61000 (42.4028410, −78.6100253) and its elevation is 1,522 feet (464 m).[1]

According to the 2010 United States Census, the CDP has a total area of 1.535 square miles (3.98 km2), of which 1.532 square miles (3.97 km2) is land and 0.003 square miles (0.01 km2) is water.[4]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]


  1. ^ a b c "West Valley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "Post Offices By County: Cattaraugus County, New York". United States Postal Service. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Places: New York". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: New York". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on October 19, 2006.
  6. ^ "West Valley CDP, New York". Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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This is the cleanup effort for a former spent fuel reprocessing plant.

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