Stafford, New York

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Stafford is a town in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 2,409 at the 2000 census. The town was named after a the town of the same name in England.

The Town of Stafford is the only interior town in Genesee county, lying in the eastern part of the county, east of Batavia, New York.

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History

The town was first settled in 1798, one of the first of the towns in the Holland Purchase to be occupied. Stafford was formed in 1820 from parts of the Town of Batavia and the Town of Le Roy. Part of Stafford was taken to form the Town of Pavilion in 1842. The historic core at the hamlet of Stafford was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Stafford Village Four Corners Historic District in 1985.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.2 square miles (80.9 km²), of which, 31.1 square miles (80.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.35%) is water.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90). The southern terminus of New York State Route 237 is at New York State Route 5 in Stafford. New York State Route 33 crosses the northern part of the town, intersecting NY-237 north of the Thruway.

Oatka Creek, Black Creek, and Bigelow Creek cross the town.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,409 people, 909 households, and 695 families residing in the town. The population density was 77.4 people per square mile (29.9/km²). There were 997 housing units at an average density of 32.0/sq mi (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.72% White, 1.08% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

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