The clickable maps and pictures on this page illustrate facts about Machias, New York. Machias is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 2,375 at the 2010 census.
The Town of Machias is an interior town in the northeast quadrant of the county. It is northeast of the city of Salamanca.
The Town of Machias was first settled around 1813 and was established in 1827 from the Town of Yorkshire. In 1847, Machias was increased by additional territory from the Town of Yorkshire. Machias received its name from Maine settlers.
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The town is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (1.24%) is water.
New York State Route 16 intersects New York State Route 242 at Machias village.
The Town of Machias straddles the border of the Mississippi River Drainage Basin, with waters flowing out of Lime Lake flowing north and then west to Lake Erie and eventually the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the Atlantic Ocean, and waters of Ischua creek, less than one mile (1.6 km) south of Lime Lake, flowing south towards the Allegheny River and eventually the Mississippi and Gulf of Mexico.
Ischua Creek flows past the south part of Machias village.
Adjacent towns and areas
Machias is south of the Town of Yorkshire and north of the Town of Franklinville. The towns of Farmersville and Freedom are on the east and the towns of Ashford and Ellicottville are on the west.
As of the 2000 census, there were 2,482 people, 906 households, and 654 families residing in the town. The population density was 61.1 people per square mile (23.6/km²). There were 1,354 housing units at an average density of 33.3 per square mile (12.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.78% White, 0.16% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.
There were 906 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.
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Lime Lake-Machias, New York (2.59 km)Lime Lake-Machias was a census-designated place including two hamlets in the northeast part of the Town of Machias, in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 1,422. For the 2010 census, the area was delineated as two separate CDPs, Lime Lake (pop. 867) and Machias (pop. 471). Geography Lime Lake-Machias is located at (42.427655, -78.482689). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of, of which was land and, or 10.08%, was water.
Farmersville, New York (8.25 km) Farmersville is a town located in the eastern border of Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,090 at the 2010 census. History The area was first settled around 1805, but no permanent settlement was made until around 1817. Farmersville became a town in 1821 from form part of the "Town of Ischua" (now the Town of Franklinville). The town gained notoriety because of the Farmersville Garbage Scandal during the 2000 New York State senatorial race between Rudy Giuliani (who later dropped out in favor of Rick Lazio) and Hillary Clinton.
Delevan, New York (8.51 km) Delevan is a village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,089 at the 2000 census. The Village of Delevan lies inside the Town of Yorkshire History The first lot was cleared around 1821. The name of the area was changed from Yorkshire Center to Delevan in 1892. The Village of Delevan was incorporated in 1915. Geography Delevan is located at (42.4896, -78.4798). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land. New York State Route 16 passes through the village.
Franklinville (village), New York (8.57 km)Franklinville is a village in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,740 at the 2010 census. The community was named after William Temple Franklin, an agent with the Holland Land Company and the grandson of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. The Village of Franklinville is in the northeast part of the Town of Franklinville. History The community was founded around 1806, while still in an area named "Ischua." The Village of Franklinville was incorporated in 1874.
Yorkshire (town), New York (9.14 km)Yorkshire is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 3,913 at the 2010 census. The Town of Yorkshire is located on the northern edge and the northeast quadrant of the county. History The town was first settled around 1810. The Town of Yorkshire was formed in 1820 from the "Town of Ischua" (now Town of Franklinville). In 1827, the south part of the town was taken to form the Town of Machias. Western historian and notable U.S. Army Engineer, Hiram M. Chittenden was born in Yorkshire on October 25, 1858.
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