Porter, New York

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Porter is a town located in Niagara County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,920. The town was named after Judge Augustus Porter.

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

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History

The Town of Porter was created in 1812 from the Town of Cambria.

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 is water. The total area is 12.00% water.

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 Canada.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,920 people, 2,616 households, and 1,935 families residing in the town. The population density is 80.5/km² (208.3/mi²). There are 2,846 housing units at an average density of 33.1/km² (85.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.66% White, 0.48% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,616 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% are non-families. 21.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $50,425, and the median income for a family is $60,373. Males have a median income of $41,985 versus $27,027 for females. The per capita income for the town is $23,951. 4.1% of the population and 2.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.5% of those under the age of 18 and 3.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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 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 92).
  • 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 18), in the northeast part of the town.
  • Youngstown -- The Village of Youngstown is at the town's western border.

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.

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