Yorkshire (town), New York

Yorkshire, New York

Location in the state of New York

Coordinates: 42°29′9″N 78°30′32″W / 42.48583°N 78.50889°W / 42.48583; -78.50889
Country United States
State New York
County Cattaraugus
  Type Town Council
  Town Supervisor Marcia J. Spencer (D)
  Town Council
  Total 36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
  Land 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
  Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,697 ft (517 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 3,913
  Density 108/sq mi (41.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
ZIP code 14173 (Yorkshire)
14042 (Delevan)
FIPS code 36-009-84055
Website yorkshireny.org

Yorkshire is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 3,913 at the 2010 census.[1] The town is located on the northern edge and in the northeast quadrant of the county.


The area that would become the town was first settled around 1810. The town of Yorkshire was formed in 1820 from the "town of Ischua" (now Franklinville). In 1827, the south part of the town was taken to form the town of Machias.

Western historian and notable U.S. Army engineer Hiram M. Chittenden was born in Yorkshire on October 25, 1858.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.3 km2), of which 36.3 square miles (93.9 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.40%, is water.[1]

The northern border of the town is formed by Cattaraugus Creek and Erie County. Part of the eastern border is formed by Wyoming County.

New York State Route 16 (north-south) and New York State Route 39 (east-west) intersect and briefly conjoin in the town.

Adjacent towns



Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20143,823[3]−2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,210 people, 1,670 households, and 1,122 families residing in the town. The population density was 113.9 people per square mile (44.0/km²). There were 1,938 housing units at an average density of 52.4 per square mile (20.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.81% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 1,670 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,060, and the median income for a family was $39,229. Males had a median income of $30,103 versus $22,205 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,842. About 9.1% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Communities and locations in Yorkshire


  1. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Yorkshire town, Cattaraugus County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  2. Le Roy, Bruce, ed. (1961). H.M. Chittenden-A Western Epic-Being a Selection from his unpublished Journals, Diaries and Reports. Tacoma, Wa: Washington State Historic Society. p. 89.
  3. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 42°29′22″N 78°29′17″W / 42.48953°N 78.4881°W / 42.48953; -78.4881

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