Ellicott, New York

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Ellicott is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 9,280 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Joseph Ellicott, an agent of the Holland Land Company.

The Town of Ellicott is centrally located in the county, lies on the eastern edge of Chautauqua Lake and surrounds the City of Jamestown on the east, north and west.



The first settlers arrived around 1806. The Town of Ellicott was established in 1812 from the Town of Pomfret and was one of the first three towns in the county. As such, part of Ellicott was used to form the Towns of Busti (1823), Carroll (1825), and Poland (1825), although some territory was later re-annexed to Ellicott from Busti and Carroll.

The City of Jamestown was formed from part of Ellicott (in 1886).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.5 square miles (79.0 km²), of which, 30.5 square miles (79.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

The town borders Chautauqua Lake.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes through the town north of the City of Jamestown. New York State Route 60 is a major north-south highway in the town, and New York State Route 394 is an east-west route that parallels the Southern Tier Expressway in the southeast part of the town. New York State Route 430 enters Jamestown from the southwest part of Ellicott.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,280 people, 3,818 households, and 2,596 families residing in the town. The population density was 304.4 people per square mile (117.5/km²). There were 4,104 housing units at an average density of 134.6/sq mi (52.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.53% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

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