Mina, New York

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Mina is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, USA. The population was 1,176 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Mina is at the western county border. The town is best known as a summer resort area. During the summer months, the population swells to many times the year-round level.

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History

The town was first settled around 1815 by Alexander Findley, who built the first mills. The Town of Mina was formed in 1824 from a partition of the Town of Clymer. In 1832, part of the town was used to form the Town of Sherman.

In 1915, the population of Mina was 1,021.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²), of which, 35.9 square miles (92.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.21%) is water.

Interstate 86 passes through the north part of the town. New York State Route 426 and New York State Route 430 intersect at Findley Lake village.

Adjacent towns and areas

Mina borders Erie County, Pennsylvania at its western town line. Town of Ripley is to the north, and the Town of French Creek is to the south. The Town of Sherman is to the east.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,176 people, 456 households, and 336 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.8 people per square mile (12.7/km²). There were 750 housing units at an average density of 20.9/sq mi (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.13% White, 0.26% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

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