Barker, Niagara County, New York

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Barker is a village in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 577 at the 2000 census. The mail ZIP code is 14012. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Barker is within the Town of Somerset and was incorporated in 1908. The main crossroad in the town is the intersection of West Somerset Road and Quaker Road (NY 148). There is also an annual Labor Day weekend party known as "The Clam-o-Rama" on Pallister Ave. "The Kerth's Annual Holiday Party" is held annually on the Saturday before Christmas on Palister Ave.

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Geography

Barker is located at 43°19′39″N 78°33′13″W / 43.3275°N 78.55361°W / 43.3275; -78.55361 (43.327466, -78.553592)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Barker is situated at the junction of West Somerset Road/Coleman Road and Quaker Road (Route 148).

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 577 people, 211 households, and 150 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,372.3 people per square mile (530.4/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 556.5/sq mi (215.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.09% White, 0.69% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 211 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.19.

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