North Harmony is a town in Chautauqua County, New
The population was 2,521 at the 2000
Town of North Harmony is on the west side of
The shore of the lake is the location of
many summer resort communities.
of North Harmony was established in 1919 from part of the Town of
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
42.2 square miles (109.3 km²), all of it land.
The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86
and New York State Route 17
through the town. New York
State Route 394 follows the west shore of Chautauqua Lake, and New York
State Route 474 crosses the southeast part of the
Adjacent towns and areas
The eastern border of North Harmony is Lake Chautauqua.
northern border is the Town of Chautauqua. The western border is the Town of
Sherman. To the south are the Towns of Clymer and Harmony.
Harmony shares a short border on its southeast corner with the
As of the census
of 2000, there were 2,521
people, 927 households, and 724 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (23.1/km²). There were 1,412 housing units
at an average density of 33.5/sq mi (12.9/km²). The racial
makeup of the town was 98.85% White
, 0.12% African American
, 0.08% from other races
, and 0.75% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.79%
of the population.
There were 927 households out of which 35.3% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married
living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.7% of all
households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age
of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to
64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $42,181, and the
median income for a family was $47,614. Males had a median income
of $34,375 versus $22,554 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$18,795. About 7.2% of families and 9.7% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 14.2%
of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in North Harmony
- Ashville – A hamlet
in the southeast corner of the town on NY Route 474.
- Bly Bay – A bay on the west
side of Chautauqua Lake, south of Cheney's Point.
- Cheney's Point – A lake shore hamlet south of
Hadley Bay on a headland called Cheney's Point.
- Connelly Park – A lake shore hamlet south of
- Elm Tree – A hamlet at the junction of the
Southern Tier Expressway and County Road 33.
- Hadley Bay – A lake shore hamlet south of the
Southern Tier Expressway.
- Long View – A lake shore hamlet south of
- Niets Crest – A hamlet south of Longview.
- Quigley Park – A hamlet near Cheney's
- Stebbins Corners – A hamlet on the town line
in the northwest corner of the town at the junction of County Roads
18 and 25.
- Stedman – A hamlet near the north town line at
the junction of County Roads 18 and 33.
- Stow – A lakeshore hamlet and resort village
north of the Southern Tier Expressway.
- Toms Point – A headland on Lake Chautauqua
- Victoria – A hamlet north of Stow.
- Warner Bay – A bay on the west side of
Chautauqua Lake, south of Long View.
- Woodlawn – A hamlet north of Stow.