Freedom, New York

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Freedom is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 2,493 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Freedom is in the northeast corner of the Cattaraugus County.



The first settlers arrived around 1811. The Town of Freedom was founded in 1820, composed of land from the "Town of Ischua" (now the Town of Franklinville). Part of Freedom became the Town of Yorkshire in 1844.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.6 square miles (105.1 km²), of which, 40.3 square miles (104.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.64%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Wyoming County and the east town line is the border of Allegany County.

New York State Route 98 is a major north-south highway through the town, and New York State Route 243 begins at the southeast town line.

Adjacent towns and areas

To the east is the Town of Centerville in Allegany County, and to the east is the Town of Yorkshire. The north town line is formed with the Town of Arcade in Wyoming County. The Town of Farmersville is on the south.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,493 people, 871 households, and 680 families residing in the town. The population density was 61.8 people per square mile (23.9/km²). There were 1,033 housing units at an average density of 25.6/sq mi (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.88% White, 0.16% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.

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