The images and aerial photographs further below show facts about Rushford, New York. Rushford is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,150 at the 2010 census. Rushford is in the northwest part of Allegany County and is northeast of Olean.
The film Ghost Lake was filmed in Rushford in 2004.
The first settler arrived in 1808. The town of Rushford was formed in 1816 from part of the town of Caneadea. Part of Rushford was taken to form the newer town of New Hudson in 1825.
When Rushford Lake was formed by a dam on Caneadea Creek in 1927, the communities of East Rushford and Kelloggville were flooded by the rising water.
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Past residents of note
Resident Frank W. Higgins became a governor of New York.
Hiram Bond was a corporate lawyer and investment banker whose farm in Santa Clara, California, was used by Jack London as the opening scene in The Call of the Wild.
Philip Gordon Wylie, a noted author, married Frederica Ballard who was born and raised in Rushford, New York; they are both buried in Rushford.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which is land and, or 2.19%, is water. The town center, Rushford, is a census-designated place.
The western town line is the border of Cattaraugus County (town of Farmersville).
New York State Route 243 crosses the town (east-west).
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,259 people, 479 households, and 346 families residing in the town. The population density was 35.6 people per square mile (13.8/km²). There were 1,394 housing units at an average density of 39.4 per square mile (15.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.97% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.
There were 479 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.
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