Carrollton, New York

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Carrollton is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,410 at the 2000 census. The name comes from an early settler.

The Town of Carrollton is on the south border of Cattaraugus County. It is southeast of the City of Salamanca.

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History

The town was first settled around 1822. The Town of Carrollton was formed in 1842 from the Town of Great Valley.

In 1877, the Village of Limestone set itself off from the town by incorporating as a village. In 2011, this community will revert to being a hamlet within the town because voters agreed to dissolve the village in 2009.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.3 square miles (109.6 km²), of which, 42.3 square miles (109.5 km²) of it is land and 0.02% is water.

The Allegheny River flows through the town. The south town line is the border of McKean County, Pennsylvania.

The Southern Tier Expressway (combined Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) cross the north part of the town, and US Route 219 passes north-south through the town, joining New York State Route 417 north of the Allegheny River.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,410 people, 553 households, and 383 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.3 people per square mile (12.9/km²). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 15.1/sq mi (5.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.82% White, 1.56% African American, 1.56% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 553 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95.

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