Canaseraga, New York

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Canaseraga is a village in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 594 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from a creek that flows past the village, which is reportedly a native term for "lying among milkweeds."

The Village of Canaseraga lies in the northern part of the Town of Burns at the junction of New York State Route 70 and County Road 13.



The community was one of the original settlements in the town, but was subordinate to the community of Burns until about 1840. The Village of Canaseraga was incorporated in 1892. It was originally called "Whitney Valley."

As a result of a fire the town is now much smaller than it once was. Many residents travel to near-by communities to shop and attend movies as Canaseraga is very limited. There is one school, that is for Pre K - 12. The school offers soccer, basketball, skiing, and baseball/softball), but lacks other sports such as football and track. Canaseraga has a Fall Harvest Festival which offers several activities for families.


Canaseraga is located at 42°27′45″N 77°46′36″W / 42.4625°N 77.77667°W / 42.4625; -77.77667 (42.462383, -77.776586)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.

The village is next to Canaseraga Creek, a tributary of the Genesee River. Bennett Creek and Slader Creek join Canaseraga Creek west of the village. Canaseraga is at the border of Livingston County.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 594 people, 220 households, and 166 families residing in the village. The population density was 465.5 people per square mile (179.2/km²). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 198.3/sq mi (76.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.65% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

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