Cherry Creek is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,152 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from that of a small stream that flows through the town amid many cherry trees.
Creek is situated on the east border of the county, northeast of
York. There is also a village named Cherry
Creek located within the town.
community was first settled around 1815 and the Town of Cherry
Creek was formed in 1829 from part of the Town of
Cherry Creek station
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
36.6 square miles
), of which,
36.6 square miles (94.8 km²) of it is land and 0.03%
New York State Route 83
major north-south highway in the eastern half of the town.
Cherry Creek is also the name of a stream that flows in the
Conewango Creek in the eastern part of the town.
Adjacent towns and areas
Creek is east of the Town of Gerry. It is south of the Town of
Villenova and north of the Town of Ellington. Cherry Creek's east town line is shared by
the Town of
Leon in Cattaraugus County, New York.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,152
people, 413 households, and 315 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 498 housing units at
an average density of 13.6/sq mi (5.3/km²). The racial makeup
of the town was 97.14% White
, 0.09% Pacific Islander
, 1.56% from
, and 0.78%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.00% of the
There were 413 households out of which 38.0% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married
living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 18.4% of all
households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age
of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to
64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,146, and the
median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income
of $30,089 versus $22,857 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$14,980. About 11.4% of families and 14.0% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 22.4%
of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.
- Cherry Creek – A stream that flows into
Conewango Creek by Cherry Hill
Creek – The Village of Cherry Creek, near the
center of the town on NY Route
- Cockaigne – A skiing
facility in the southwest corner of the town, west of
- Gates Corners – A location on the south town
line on Pickup Hill Road.
- Kings School Corner – A location in the
southeast corner of the town on Route 83.
- Shattuck School – A location west of Cherry
- Thornton – A hamlet in the southwest corner of the town at
the junction of Route 66 and