Corfu, New York

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Corfu is a village in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 795 at the 2000 census. It is named after the Island of Corfu.

The Village of Corfu lies at the south town line of the Town of Pembroke so that a small part of the village is in the Town of Darien.

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History

The early community was known as Longs Corners. The name "Corfu" was adopted when a post office was established. The Village of Corfu was incorporated in 1868, setting the community off from the Towns of Pembroke and Darien.

Geography

Corfu is located at 42°57′31″N 78°24′14″W / 42.95861°N 78.40389°W / 42.95861; -78.40389 (42.958662, -78.403938)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Murder Creek, a tributary of the Tonawanda Creek, flows through the village.

The village is at the intersection of Routes NY-33 and NY-77 and is north of the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort and Darien Lakes State Park. NY-77 connects the village to the New York State Thruway, a few miles to the north.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 795 people, 309 households, and 211 families residing in the village. The population density was 804.2 people per square mile (310.1/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 339.9/sq mi (131.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.98% White, 0.88% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

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