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Brocton
—  Village  —
Brocton is located in New York
Brocton
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°23′32″N 79°26′41″W / 42.39222°N 79.44472°W / 42.39222; -79.44472
Country United States
State New York
County Chautauqua
Area
 - Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 - Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,547
 - Density 893.1/sq mi (344.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14716
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-08488
GNIS feature ID 0944808

Brocton is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,547 at the 2000 census. The name was derived by combining parts of the names "Brockway" and "Minton" (two locally prominent families).

The Village of Brocton is within the Town of Portland.

The Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility, a state prison is located by the village.

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History

The community was first settled in 1805 by Captain James Dunn. The Village of Brocton was incorporated in 1894. Brocton used to be named "Salems Corners (Cross Roads)" after the town in Massachusetts, but was later renamed "Brocton.'

In 1913, to commemorate the Town of Portland's Centennial, a green double-arch was erected over the town's main intersection. It is believed to be the only double-arch east of the Mississippi River. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

Brocton Central School

Brocton Central School is in the heart of its community—both by location and support. Brocton has been recognized by the New York State Commissioner of Education as an over-achieving district in New York State and students consistently achieve mastery on state assessments.

Experienced and highly qualified teachers are the heart of the pre-k through 12th grade educational program at Brocton Central School.A $21.5 million capital project, completed in 2005, renovated and added additional educational areas throughout the District. In total, the project created 22 new classrooms, a distance learning laboratory and state-of-the art science laboratories.

The project also enhanced athletic programs by adding a new gymnasium and renovating existing athletic facilities, while significant alternations were made throughout the building to enhance accessibility. The architects of the recent capital project have been recognized nationally for innovative design and execution in meshing the historic character of the school with completely modern and state-of-the art classrooms and learning laboratories.

The school newspaper, The Brocton Review,has won multiple state wide and national awards for its content and design. It won first place in the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper contest for the last three years in a row. The papers' individual writers also have won many first place awards at other competitions state wide.

The Brocton Central School District is located in the northwest region of Chautauqua County, which is in the western-most part of New York State. The school campus houses programs for students pre-k through grade 12, with an entire student population of approximately 750 students. The District is located approximately 60 mile south of Buffalo and 45 miles northeast of Erie, PA.

Vineyards dot this largely residential community. Bordering the shores of Lake Erie, the region is noted for its fine recreational facilities with many excellent golf courses, ski resorts, state parks and boating opportunities.

Brocton Central School is a component of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.

The District is situated near the New York State Thruway and I-86 providing access to metropolitan areas in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and Canada.

Many educational and cultural opportunities are present in the region, with the Fredonia State University College just 12 miles away. Jamestown Community College South Campus, Jamestown Community College North Campus and Jamestown Business College are all located within close proximity. Chautauqua Institution, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute and the 1891 Opera House provide wonderful entertainment and educational programs throughout the year.

Geography

Brocton is located at 42°23′32″N 79°26′41″W / 42.39222°N 79.44472°W / 42.39222; -79.44472 (42.392256, -79.444731)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.

US 20 passes through the village.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,547 people, 623 households, and 414 families residing in the village. The population density was 893.1 people per square mile (345.3/km²). There were 670 housing units at an average density of 386.8/sq mi (149.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.38% White, 0.65% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 623 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $36,328. Males had a median income of $27,059 versus $22,214 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,901. About 11.4% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Famous People of Brocton

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ "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.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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