Farnham, New York

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Farnham is a village located in the Town of Brant, Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 322 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The village is named after Leroy Farnham, a local landowner and merchant.

The Village of Farnham is located in the western part of the Town of Brant, north of the Cattaraugus Reservation and southeast of Evangola State Park.

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History

The Village of Farnham was incorporated in 1892, having been built up around the Lake Shore Railroad.

Geography

Farnham is located at 42°35′30″N 79°5′7″W / 42.59167°N 79.08528°W / 42.59167; -79.08528 (42.591643, -79.085173)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.

Farnham is at the junction of New York State Route 5 and New York State Route 249.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[2], there were 322 people, 113 households and 87 families residing in the village. The population density was 266.7 per square mile (102.7/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 104.3/sq mi (40.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.03% White, 0.93% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.62% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 113 households of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.28.

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