Marilla, New York

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Marilla is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 5,709 at the 2000 census. The name of the town is derived from Marilla Rogers, an early school teacher.

The Town of Marilla is on the county's eastern border and is east of Buffalo, New York.

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History

This part of the county was first settled around 1827. The Town of Marilla was organized in 1853 from parts of the Towns of Alden and Wales. Marilla Rogers gave her name to this town; she died in 1855 when she was 38, just 2 years after the town was given the name.

Within the community of Marilla in the town, located on Two Rod Road is one of the towns oldest stores, The historic Marilla General Store.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.6 square miles (71.4 km²), all of it land.

Buffalo Creek flows through the southwest part of the town.

Cayuga Creek flows through the northeast part of town.

Adjacent Cities & Towns

Major Highways in the Town of Marilla

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,709 people, 2,021 households, and 1,616 families residing in the town. The population density was 207.2 people per square mile (80.0/km²). There were 2,088 housing units at an average density of 75.8/sq mi (29.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.09% White, 0.12% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

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