Humphrey, New York

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Humphrey is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 721 at the 2000 census. The town is named after politician Charles Humphrey.

The Town of Humphrey is an interior town in the eastern half of the county, northeast of the City of Salamanca. .



The town was first settled around 1815. Humphrey was established in 1836 from a part of the Town of Allegany.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.6 square miles (94.8 km²), of which, 36.6 square miles (94.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.

New York State Route 98 crosses the northwest corner of the town. Humphrey is primarily served by County Roads, namely Routes 18, 19, and 51.

Adjacent towns and areas

Humphrey is east of the Town of Great Valley and south of the Town of Franklinville. The east town line is shared by the Towns of Hinsdale and Ischua. To the south is the Town of Allegany.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 721 people, 263 households, and 186 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.7 people per square mile (7.6/km²). There were 457 housing units at an average density of 12.5/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.23% White, 0.97% African American, 0.83% Native American, 0.69% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.22.

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