Stockton, New York

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Stockton is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 2,331 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Richard Stockton, who signed the Declaration of Independence.

The Town of Stockton is an interior town of the county, north of Jamestown, New York .

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History

The town was permanently settled around 1810. The Town of Stockton was formed in 1821 from territory taken from the Town of Chautauqua. Predation by wolves was a more severe problem in this town than neighboring communities.

In 1850, the town was increased in size by territory from the Town of Ellery.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.6 square miles (123.3 km²), of which, 47.3 square miles (122.5 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.

New York State Route 60 is a major north-south highway in the Easter part of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,331 people, 859 households, and 649 families residing in the town. The population density was 49.3 people per square mile (19.0/km²). There were 1,054 housing units at an average density of 22.3/sq mi (8.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.60% White, 0.09% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 859 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

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