North Collins (village), New York facts for kids
|North Collins, New York|
Location in Erie County and the state of New York
|• Total||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|• Land||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||827 ft (252 m)|
|• Density||1,520/sq mi (587/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0958754|
The community was formerly known as "Rose's Corners" and "Kerr's Corners". The village of North Collins was incorporated in 1911, setting itself off from the town of North Collins.
In May 2008, the village board agreed to move toward dissolution of the village and become again part of the town of North Collins.
The town has produced some notable athletes. Perhaps the best-known is Marion Fricano, a former major league baseball player who played for the Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics (now Oakland Athletics) from 1952 to 1955. His most notable achievement was breaking up a no-hitter with a bunt.
North Collins High School is a Class D member of Section VI of the NYSPHSAA. Since 1960, the boys soccer team has won 23 sectional titles, as well as the state championship in 1994.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.
U.S. Route 62 (Main Street) and New York State Route 249 (Brant Road/Sherman Avenue) pass through the village.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,079 people, 414 households, and 284 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,347.8 people per square mile (520.8/km²). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 617.1 per square mile (238.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.71% White, 1.20% Black or African American, 3.80% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 1.20% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.19% of the population.
There were 414 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the village, the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $47,679. Males had a median income of $36,136 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,528. About 5.9% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.
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