The clickable images and aerial photographs further below show facts about Gerry, New York. Gerry is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,905 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Elbridge Gerry, a Vice-President of the U.S.
The Town of Gerry is centrally located in the county and is north of Jamestown, New York.
Settlement began around 1810. The Town of Gerry was formed in 1812 from a part of the Town of Pomfret. The size of the town was reduced by the formation of the newer Towns of Ellington and Charlotte. By 1900, the population of Gerry was 1,198.
In 2006 the Gerry Fire Dept. sponsored their 62nd PRCA Rodeo.
Noted people of Gerry
Ron Nobles- Stand Up Comedian
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, all of it land.
New York State Route 60 is a major north-south highway, and Chautauqua County Route 380 cuts through the southwest corner of the town.
Adjacent towns and areas
- Ellery; Stockton
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,054 people, 661 households, and 499 families residing in the town. The population density was 56.8 people per square mile (21.9/km²). There were 739 housing units at an average density of 20.4 per square mile (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.44% White, 0.39% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.
There were 661 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $36,853. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,272. About 9.8% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
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