The selectable maps and pictures within this page present material about Conewango, New York. Conewango is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,732 at the 2000 census. The town is named after a creek which flows through the town.
The Town of Conewango is on the west border of the county and is northeast of Jamestown, New York.
The name is supposed to mean "walking slowly" in the native language, related to the slow-moving creek.The town was first settled around 1816. The Town of Conewango was established in 1823 from a part of the Town of Little Valley. In 1826, part of Conewango was used to form the Town of Randolph, and another part was used in 1832 to make the Town of Leon.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and 0.03% is water.
The west town line is the border of Chautauqua County.
Conewango Creek flows through the town.
US Route 62 and New York State Route 241 pass through the town. New York State Route 394 crosses the southeast corner.
Adjacent towns and areas
The Town of Ellington in Chautauqua County is to the west. The Town of Randolph is to the south and the Town of Leon is to the north. The east border is formed with the Town of Napoli.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,732 people, 509 households, and 403 families residing in the town. The population density was 47.9 people per square mile (18.5/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 16.7 per square mile (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.09% White, 0.17% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.
There were 509 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.86.
In the town the population was spread out with 40.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,491, and the median income for a family was $36,719. Males had a median income of $31,435 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,667. About 16.5% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.
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East Randolph, New York (6.68 km) East Randolph is a hamlet, census-designated place, and former village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 620 at the 2010 census. The former Village of East Randolph is adjacent to the northeast part of the former Village of Randolph and is mostly within the Town of Randolph, with a small part inside the Town of Conewango. History The first business opened in 1826, and a post office was opened in 1850. The Village of East Randolph was incorporated in 1881.
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Leon, New York (8.71 km) Leon is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,365 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from the former Kingdom of León in Spain, though it is pronounced like the American first name, "Lee-on". The Town of Leon is on the western border of the county, northwest of the City of Salamanca. History The town was first settled around 1819. The Town of Leon was founded in 1832 from a part of the Town of Conewango. The former Leon United Methodist Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.