Savona, New York

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Savona is a village in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 822 at the 2000 census. The village is named after Savona in Italy.

The Village of Savona is located in the eastern part of the Town of Bath. The village is located at the intersection of Routes 226, 415, and Interstate 86.

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History

The name "Mud Creek" was associated with the village in the 19th Century. The village was incorporated in 1883.

Unwanted attention was brought to the village in 1993 by the slaying of a young boy, Derrick Robie, aged four, by [then] thirteen year old Eric Smith.

Geography

Savona is located at 42°17′7″N 77°13′8″W / 42.28528°N 77.21889°W / 42.28528; -77.21889 (42.285283, -77.218814)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

The village is next to the Cohocton River at the confluence of Mud Creek and is at the intersection of New York State Route 226 and New York State Route 415.

Sandford Lake is a small lake north of the village.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 822 people, 317 households, and 230 families residing in the village. The population density was 786.5 people per square mile (302.3/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 324.4/sq mi (124.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.54% White, 0.49% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

There were 317 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.97.

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