Harmony, New York

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Harmony is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 2,339 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Harmony is on the south border of the county and southwest of Jamestown, New York.

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History

First settlement began around 1809. The Town of Harmony was established in 1816 from a part of the Town of Chautauqua. The size of Harmony was reduced when newer Towns of Busti and North Harmony were formed.

Residents of note

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.6 square miles (118.2 km²), of which, 45.5 square miles (117.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

New York State Route 474 is a major east-west highway through the north part of the town.

Adjacent towns and regions

The south border of the town is Warren County in Pennsylvania. The town to the north is North Harmony. On the east is the Town of Busti, and on the west is the Town of Clymer.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,339 people, 837 households, and 662 families residing in the town. The population density was 51.4 people per square mile (19.8/km²). There were 931 housing units at an average density of 20.5/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.95% White, 0.38% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

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