The clickable images and aerial photographs further below show facts about French Creek, New York. French Creek is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 906 at the 2010 census. The town is named after the stream flowing through it.
The Town of French Creek lies in the southwest corner of Chautauqua County.
The town was settled around 1811. The Town of French Creek was founded in 1829 from part of the Town of Clymer.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, all of it land.
French Creek, which flows southward through the town, is a tributary of the Allegheny River. Its tributaries are Beaver Meadow Brook, Cutting Brook and Herrick Creek.
New York State Route 426 is a major north-south route through the town and intersects New York State Route 474, an east-west highway at Cutting.
Adjacent towns and areas
French Creek borders Venango Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania to the west and the townships of Amity and Wayne to the south. The north town line is the border of Town of Mina, and the east town line is shared with the Town of Clymer.
As of the census of 2000, there were 935 people, 332 households, and 260 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.8 people per square mile (10.0/km²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 16.3 per square mile (6.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.93% White, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races.
There were 332 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.4% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the town the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,667, and the median income for a family was $38,688. Males had a median income of $28,583 versus $19,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,496. About 9.7% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.
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