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Blasdell, New York
—  Village  —
Blasdell, New York is located in New York
Blasdell, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°47′42″N 78°49′41″W / 42.795°N 78.82806°W / 42.795; -78.82806
Country United States
State New York
County Erie
Area
 - Total 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 - Land 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,718
 - Density 2,361.9/sq mi (911.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14219
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-06849
GNIS feature ID 0944230
Website www.blasdell.bflo.com
Position within Erie County.

Blasdell is a village in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 2,718 according to the year 2000 census. The name is derived from Herman Blasdell, the first station master of the Erie and Pennsylvania railroad depot. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Blasdell lies in the northern part of the Town of Hamburg and is due south of Buffalo, New York and the City of Lackawanna. The village considers itself the "Gateway to the Southtowns" of Erie County.

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History

The community grew as a railroad town around the Erie Railroad. Blasdell was incorporated in 1898 as a village.

Famous wrestler Ilio DiPaolo was a long time resident of Blasdell before his death in 1995. In 1965 he opened an Italian restaurant on South Park Ave in the village. It is now run by his family.

Geography

Blasdell is located at 42°47′42″N 78°49′41″W / 42.795°N 78.82806°W / 42.795; -78.82806 (42.795108, -78.828004)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Adjacent Cities & Towns

Major Highways in the Village of Blasdell

  • US 62.svg U.S. Route 62 (South Park Ave.), North-South roadway that runs through the village from Hamburg in the south to Lackawanna in the north.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,718 people, 1,201 households, and 684 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,361.9 people per square mile (912.5/km²). There were 1,282 housing units at an average density of 1,114.1/sq mi (430.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.80% White, 0.22% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 1.51% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population.

There were 1,201 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,613, and the median income for a family was $43,846. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $22,917 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,925. About 6.7% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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