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West Valley, New York
Hamlet & CDP
Country United States
State New York
County Cattaraugus County
Town Ashford
Area (2010 Census)
 • Total 1.535 sq mi (3.98 km2)
 • Land 1.532 sq mi (3.97 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 1,522 ft (464 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 518
 • Density 337/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14171
Area code 716
FIPS code 36-81138
GNIS feature ID 970885

West Valley is a hamlet in the Town of Ashford in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 518 at the 2010 census, which lists the community as a census-designated place.

Located at the intersection of Cattaraugus County Route 53 and State Route 240/County Route 32, the hamlet is home to West Valley Central School and the West Valley Demonstration Project, a nuclear cleanup facility. Because of the presence of a school district, a telephone exchange (716-942), and a post office located in (and named after) the hamlet, many people mistake West Valley to be the name of an actual town or village. However, it does not have any autonomous government separate from the town of Ashford.

Geography

West Valley is located at 42°24′10″N 078°36′36″W / 42.40278°N 78.61°W / 42.40278; -78.61 (42.4028410, -78.6100253) and its elevation is 1,522 feet (464 m).

According to the 2010 United States Census, the CDP has a total area of 1.535 square miles (3.98 km2), of which 1.532 square miles (3.97 km2) is land and 0.003 square miles (0.01 km2) is water.

This webliography covers web sites that will inform individuals about the history of the town and businesses and community organizations within. In addition, because of the interrelatedness and the geographical closeness of the communities in this area the webliography contains information about places around the area that would be of interest to people who want to find out more.

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This is the cleanup effort for a former spent fuel reprocessing plant.

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