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Encyclopedia > Porter, New York

Porter is a town in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 6,920 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Judge Augustus Porter. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... Augustus Porter along with his brother Peter Porter purchased the land near Niagara Falls, United States at a public auction in order to open a grist mill and tannery around 1805. ...


The Town of Porter lies in the northwest corner of Niagara County.

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History

Permanent settlement did not take place until about 1801. The Town of Porter was created in 1812 from the Town of Cambria, but further development was hindered by the War of 1812. 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Cambria is a town located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,393. ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Strength United States Regular army : 99,000 Volunteers: 10,000* Rangers: 3,000 Militia: 458,000** Naval and marine: 20,000 Indigenous peoples New York Iroquois: 600 Northwestern allies: ? Southern allies: ? United Kingdom Regular army: 10,000+ Naval and marine: ? Canadian militia: 86,000+** Indigenous...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.7 km² (37.7 mi²). 86.0 km² (33.2 mi²) of it is land and 11.7 km² (4.5 mi²) of it (12.00%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The northern boundary of the town is Lake Ontario and the Western boundary is the Niagara River, which is the international boundary between the United States and Ontario, Canada. Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario (French: lac Ontario), bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... View from near Horseshoe Falls looking across the Niagara River toward Rainbow Bridge in winter Niagara Glens features many treacherous rapids downstream of Niagara Falls The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1...


Adjacent towns and areas

The town is south of Lake Ontario with Canada on the opposite shore. The town is east of the Niagara River with Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on the opposite shore. The town is north of the Town of Lewiston and west of the Town of Wilson. Niagara-on-the-Lake in the Niagara Region Niagara-on-the-Lake Niagara-on-the-Lake (2001 population 13,839) is a town where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Lewiston is a village located in Niagara County, New York. ... Wilson is a town located in Niagara County, New York. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,920 people, 2,616 households, and 1,935 families residing in the town. The population density was 80.5/km² (208.3/mi²). There were 2,846 housing units at an average density of 33.1/km² (85.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.66% White, 0.48% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,616 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $50,425, and the median income for a family was $60,373. Males had a median income of $41,985 versus $27,027 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,951. About 2.2% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Communities and locations in Porter

  • Blairsville -- A hamlet southeast of Youngstown on Creek Road (Route 18).
  • Fillmore Chapel -- A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town.
  • Fort Niagara -- An historic colonial fortification in Fort Niagara State Park.
  • Fort Niagara State Park -- A park at the mouth of the Niagara River.
  • Four Mile Creek -- A stream that flows northward through the west side of the town and enters Lake Ontario at the state park.
  • Four Mile Creek State Park -- A lakeside park on the shore of Lake Ontario.
  • Porter Center -- A hamlet centrally located in the town on the Youngstown-Lockport Road (Route 93).
  • Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site -- An official New York historic site that includes Fort Niagara.
  • Ransomville, New York -- A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town on Route 93.
  • Ransomville Speedway -- A racetrack located northwest of Ransomville.
  • Towers Corners -- A hamlet by the intersection of Creek Road (Route 18) and the Youngstown-Lockport Road (Route 93), in the northeast part of the town.
  • Youngstown -- The Village of Youngstown is at the town's western border.

A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... Historical recreation actors at Old Fort Niagara Fort Niagara is a three hundred-year-old fortification originally built to protect the interests of New France in northern North America. ... Fort Niagara State Park is located in the Town of Porter in Niagara County, New York. ... Four Mile Creek State Park is located in the Town of Porter in Niagara County, New York. ... Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site is located in Niagara County, New York in the USA. The site is adjacent to Fort Niagara State Park in the Town of Porter and near Village of Youngstown. ... Ransomville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Porter in Niagara County, New York. ... For other places with this name, see Youngstown. ...

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