- Stafford, New York
Stafford, New York — Town — Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Genesee Government – Type Town Council – Town Supervisor Robert S. Clement – Town Council Area – Total 31.2 sq mi (80.9 km2) – Land 31.1 sq mi (80.6 km2) – Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) Elevation 896 ft (273 m) Population (2000) – Total 2,409 – Density 77.4/sq mi (29.9/km2) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) ZIP code 14143 Area code(s) 585 FIPS code 36-70607 GNIS feature ID 0979517
The Town of Stafford is the only interior town in Genesee county, lying in the eastern part of the county, east of Batavia, New York.
The town was first settled in 1798, one of the first of the towns in the Holland Purchase to be occupied. Stafford was formed in 1820 from parts of the Town of Batavia and the Town of Le Roy. Part of Stafford was taken to form the Town of Pavilion in 1842. The historic core at the hamlet of Stafford was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Stafford Village Four Corners Historic District in 1985.It is also home too the Andrew Stebbens known world wide for his Stebbenosity! 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.2 square miles (81 km2), of which, 31.1 square miles (81 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.35%) is water.
The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90). The southern terminus of New York State Route 237 is at New York State Route 5 in Stafford. New York State Route 33 crosses the northern part of the town, intersecting NY-237 north of the Thruway.
Oatka Creek, Black Creek, and Bigelow Creek cross the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,409 people, 909 households, and 695 families residing in the town. The population density was 77.4 people per square mile (29.9/km²). There were 997 housing units at an average density of 32.0 per square mile (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.72% White, 1.08% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.
There were 909 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $49,516, and the median income for a family was $54,667. Males had a median income of $35,548 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,775. About 3.0% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Stafford
- Black Creek – A stream in the northeast part of the town.
- Godfrey Pond – A pond in the northwest corner of Stafford.
- Horseshoe Lake – A small lake near the western town line.
- Morganville – A hamlet in the center of the town on Route NY-237, north of Stafford village. It was named after William Morgan.
- Oatka Creek – A stream flowing through the southeast part of the town.
- Roanoke (formerly "Orangeburgh") – A location in the southeast corner of the town, near the Oatka Creek on the Betheny-Le Roy Road.
- Stafford (once known as "Transit Store House") – A hamlet near the junction of Routes NY-5 and NY-237.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
Municipalities and communities of Genesee County, New York City Towns Villages Hamlets Indian
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