Ransomville, New York

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Ransomville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Porter in Niagara County, New York, United States. The population was 1,488 at the 2000 census. Portions of the hamlet of Ransomville are also in Town of Wilson and Town of Cambria. Ransomville is north of the City of Niagara Falls and is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Ransomville is in the southeast corner of the town on the Youngstown-Lockport Road (New York State Route 93).

The Ransomville Speedway is located northwest of the village.

Former CWF World Heavyweight Champion Blackjack Conacher hailed from Ransomville.



Ransomville is located at 43°14′13″N 78°54′55″W / 43.23694°N 78.91528°W / 43.23694; -78.91528 (43.236955, -78.915327)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²), all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,488 people, 488 households, and 386 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 240.0 per square mile (92.7/km²). There were 504 housing units at an average density of 81.3/sq mi (31.4/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 97.04% White, 1.08% African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

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