Lakewood, New York facts for kids
|Lakewood, New York|
|• Total||2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)|
|• Land||2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,325 ft (404 m)|
|• Density||1,519/sq mi (586.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0954993|
Lakewood is located at Jamestown and northwest 6 miles (10 km) to Interstate 86 where it crosses Chautauqua Lake.(42.100929, -79.321919), at the south end of Chautauqua Lake. New York State Route 394 passes through the village as Fairmount Avenue, leading east 5 miles (8 km) to the center of
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,258 people, 1,474 households, and 909 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,656.8 people per square mile (638.5/km²). There were 1,731 housing units at an average density of 880.3 per square mile (339.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.51% White, 0.71% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.
There were 1,474 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the village, the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $40,364, and the median income for a family was $51,615. Males had a median income of $40,794 versus $26,829 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,566. About 3.5% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.
A proposal for dissolution of the village of Lakewood into the town of Busti was placed before the voters of the village on August 25, 2010. The proposal was defeated, with 849 votes opposed compared to 353 in favor.
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