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Almond is located in New York
Almond
Almond
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Allegany County
Incorporated 1821
Area
 • Total 45.78 sq mi (118.58 km2)
 • Land 45.72 sq mi (118.41 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
2,051 ft (625 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,633
 • Estimate 
(2016)
1,556
 • Density 34.04/sq mi (13.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
14804
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-003-01451

Almond is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,633 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Almond is on the eastern edge of the county. The town has a village also called Almond. The town is west of Hornell and is accessible from Interstate 86 at Exit 33 and New York State Route 21.

History

The first part of the town to be settled was near Karrdale in 1796. When Allegany County was established in 1806, the region now in the Town of Almond was part of the Town of Alfred. The Town of Almond was formed in 1821. After Almond was established, parts were removed to form the towns of West Almond and Birdsall. Notable Resident: Todd McEvoy, Ryan McEvoy, Chad McEvoy

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.8 square miles (118.7 km²), of which, 45.8 square miles (118.6 km²) of it is land and 0.02% is water.

The east town line is the border of Steuben County, New York.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) and New York State Route 21 pass through the town. Canacadea Creek flows out the eastern town line.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,804
1840 1,434 −20.5%
1850 1,914 33.5%
1860 1,739 −9.1%
1870 1,686 −3.0%
1880 1,567 −7.1%
1890 1,419 −9.4%
1900 1,436 1.2%
1910 1,297 −9.7%
1920 1,121 −13.6%
1930 1,101 −1.8%
1940 1,234 12.1%
1950 1,331 7.9%
1960 1,373 3.2%
1970 1,524 11.0%
1980 1,671 9.6%
1990 1,640 −1.9%
2000 1,604 −2.2%
2010 1,633 1.8%
Est. 2016 1,556 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,604 people, 632 households, and 439 families residing in the town. The population density was 35.0 people per square mile (13.5/km2). There were 789 housing units at an average density of 17.2 per square mile (6.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.95% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 2.12% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 632 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,472, and the median income for a family was $48,839. Males had a median income of $32,026 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,805. About 6.1% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

The local public school, Alfred-Almond Central School, is consistently one of the highest-ranked schools in western NY. See Alfred-Almond Junior-Senior High School. There is also an active and supportive homeschool community in the area.

Communities and locations in the Town of Almond

  • Almond – The Village of Almond is at the eastern edge of the town and is partly in Steuben County.
  • Bishopville – A hamlet on County Route 32 (Bishopville Road) near the eastern town line.
  • Canacadea Creek – A stream in the eastern part of the town.
  • Karrdale – A hamlet near the western town line on County Route 2(Karr Valley Road).
  • Karr Valley Creek – A stream that parallels the Southern Tier Expressway.
  • McHenry Valley - A valley extending southwest from the Village along County Road 11(McHenry Valley Road) toward Five Corners in the Town of Alfred.
  • North Almond – A hamlet near the north town line.
  • Sand Hill – A location west of Almond village.
  • Turnpike Road - part of the original Turnpike Road that extended from Bath, NY westward in the early 19th century (now essentially a one lane road through State Forests).


Notable people

  • Cora Belle Brewster (1859–?), physician, surgeon, medical writer, editor
  • Mandana Coleman Thorp (1843-1916), American Civil War nurse, singer, patriot; public official
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