Concord, New York

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Concord is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 8,526 at the 2000 census. The town is believed to be named after Concord, Massachusetts by early settlers from New England.

The Town of Concord is on the south border of the county. Its principal community is the Village of Springville. Concord is one of the "Southtowns" of Erie County.

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History

Concord was first settled around 1807. The Town of Concord was established in 1812 from the Town of Willink (now defunct). At the time of its formation, the town stretched across the entire south part of the county. The town lost much of its territory in the subsequent formation of the Towns of Collins, North Collins, and Sardinia.

Notable people from Concord

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 70.2 square miles (181.7 km²), of which, 70.1 square miles (181.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

The south town line, marked by Cattaraugus Creek, is county line of Cattaraugus County.

US Route 219 (north-south) passes through the middle of the town, and New York State Route 240 passes along the eastern side. New York State Route 39 crosses the town from west to east.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,526 people, 3,264 households, and 2,268 families residing in the town. The population density was 121.6 people per square mile (47.0/km²). There were 3,449 housing units at an average density of 49.2/sq mi (19.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.40% White, 0.50% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

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