Eagle, New York

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Eagle is a town in Wyoming County, New York, United States. The population was 1,194 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Eagle is on the south border of the county.

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History

The Town of Eagle was established in 1817 from a division of the Town of Arcade.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.6 km²), of which, 36.4 square miles (94.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.38%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,194 people, 424 households, and 326 families residing in the town. The population density was 32.8 people per square mile (12.7/km²). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 14.7/sq mi (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.66% White, 0.25% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 424 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,765, and the median income for a family was $41,116. Males had a median income of $32,007 versus $22,216 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,829. About 6.7% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

The population of cows in Eagle is larger than the human population.

Notable Natives and Former Residents

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