West Bloomfield, New York

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West Bloomfield is a town in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 2,549 at the 2000 census.

The Town of West Bloomfield is on the county's western border and is south of the City of Rochester.

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History

The town is within the homeland of the Seneca tribe. Tradition holds that three of the tribe's village were located in the town. The first Europeans to visit the area were members of the Jesuits in the 17th Century.

Settlement began around 1789. The Town of West Bloomfield was established in 1833 from part of the Town of Bloomfield.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.5 square miles (66.2 km²), of which, 25.5 square miles (66.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.

West Bloomfield is the second smallest town in the county by area.

The west town line is the border of Livingston County, formed by Honeoye Creek.

Conjoined US Route 20 and New York State Route 5 cross the town. New York State Route 64 is by the east town line, and New York State Route 65 is in the northwest corner of West Bloomfield.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,549 people, 1,013 households, and 729 families residing in the town. The population density was 99.9 people per square mile (38.6/km²). There were 1,049 housing units at an average density of 41.1/sq mi (15.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.27% White, 0.43% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 1,013 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.92.

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