Middleport, New York

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Middleport is a village in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 1,917 at the 2000 census. The mail ZIP code is 14105. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Middleport lies on the western edge of Niagara County, mostly inside the boundaries of the Town of Royalton, but a small part is within the Town of Hartland. Middleport is a port on the Erie Canal.

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History

Settlers began moving into the area around 1808. The first store opened in the future village in 1822, before the canal reached the community.

The Erie Canal was opened along its entire length in 1825, and the community became an important location on the canal.

The village was formerly known as Tea-Pot Hollow before it was renamed Middleport.

The Village of Middleport was incorporated in 1872. The first election was held on March 22, 1859. The first meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on March 28, 1859.

The U.S. Post Office is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography

Middleport is located at 43°12′42″N 78°28′33″W / 43.21167°N 78.47583°W / 43.21167; -78.47583 (43.211756, -78.475734)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

The village is located where north-south New York State Route 271 (Main Street) crosses east-west highways New York State Route 31 (Telegraph Road) and New York State Route 31E (State Street).

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,917 people, 756 households, and 508 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,195.9 people per square mile (850.8/km²). There were 828 housing units at an average density of 948.5/sq mi (367.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.39% White, 0.83% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

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