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Corfu, New York
Village
Location in Genesee County and the state of New York
Location in Genesee County and the state of New York
Country United States
State New York
County Genesee
Town Pembroke
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Population ([2010 United States Census)
 • Total 709
 • Density 706/sq mi (273/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14036
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-18201
GNIS feature ID 0947446

Corfu is a village in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 709 at the 2010 census. It is named after the Greek island of Corfu.

The village of Corfu lies along the southern edge of the town of Pembroke; about 1.5 acres (0.6 ha) within the village limits are within the town of Darien to the south.

History

The early community was known as "Longs Corners". The name "Corfu" was adopted when a post office was established. The village of Corfu was incorporated in 1868.

Geography

Corfu is located in western Genesee County at 42°57′31″N 78°24′14″W / 42.95861°N 78.40389°W / 42.95861; -78.40389 (42.958662, -78.403938). New York State Route 33 passes through the village as Main Street, leading east 11 miles (18 km) to Batavia, the county seat, and west 26 miles (42 km) to Buffalo. New York State Route 77 (Alleghany Road) crosses NY 33 in the center of Corfu, leading north then west 27 miles (43 km) to Lockport and south 22 miles (35 km) to Java Center. Corfu is halfway along NY 77 between Darien Lake Theme Park Resort to the south and the New York State Thruway to the north, both 3 miles (5 km) away.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village of Corfu has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Murder Creek, a tributary of Tonawanda Creek, flows to the west through the village.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 353
1890 398 12.7%
1900 401 0.8%
1910 413 3.0%
1920 458 10.9%
1930 418 −8.7%
1940 462 10.5%
1950 542 17.3%
1960 616 13.7%
1970 722 17.2%
1980 689 −4.6%
1990 755 9.6%
2000 795 5.3%
2010 709 −10.8%
Est. 2015 695 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 795 people, 309 households, and 211 families residing in the village. The population density was 804.2 people per square mile (310.1/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 339.9 per square mile (131.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.98% White, 0.88% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 309 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% 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 3.11.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,386, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $23,571 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,909. 1.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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