Panama is a village in Chautauqua County, New
The population was 491 at the 2000 census.
The village is named after a large rock formation south of the
village, called Panama Rocks. This site has become a tourist
attraction, and the owners charge admission at the gate.
Village of Panama is in the northwest part of the
Town of Harmony, New
The village is at the junction of Route 474
(Main Street) and Route
The Panama Rocks
scenic attraction is south of the
village. It has Paleozoic fossils
in an outcrop
The Village of Panama
was incorporated in
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of
2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which, 2.2 square
miles (5.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles
(0.1 km²) of it (0.91%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 491
people, 191 households, and 135 families residing in the village.
The population density
people per square mile (87.4/km²). There were 208 housing units at
an average density of 95.9/sq mi (37.0/km²). The racial makeup
of the village was 96.74% White
, 0.20% Native
, 0.20% Asian
from other races
1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.61% of the
There were 191 households out of which 31.9% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married
living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 22.5% of all
households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the village the population was spread out with 26.7% under the
age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45
to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $31,250, and
the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median
income of $31,944 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income
for the village was
$16,410. About 9.6% of families and 11.7% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 18.0%
of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.