Clarence Center, New York

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Clarence Center, New York
Erie County New York incorporated and unincorporated areas Clarence Center highlighted.svg
Location in Erie County and the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°0′40″N78°38′5″W / 43.01111°N 78.63472°W / 43.01111; -78.63472 Coordinates: 43°0′40″N78°38′5″W / 43.01111°N 78.63472°W / 43.01111; -78.63472
Country United States
State New York
County Erie
Town Clarence
Area
  Total2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
  Land2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
633 ft (193 m)
Population
  Total2,257
  Density1,100/sq mi (410/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
14032
Area code(s) 716
FIPS code 36-15836
GNIS feature ID0946736

Clarence Center is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Clarence in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 2,257 at the 2010 census. It is part of the BuffaloNiagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Clarence, New York Town in New York, United States

Clarence is a town located in the northeastern part of Erie County, New York, United States, northeast of Buffalo. The population was 30,673 according to the 2010 census. This represents an increase of 17.42% from the 2000 census figure. The Clarence census-designated place occupies the southeast part of the town and roughly corresponds to a postal district with ZIP code 14031 and 14221 in the western side which it shares with nearby Williamsville. The town is named in honor of Prince William, Duke of Clarence and St Andrews (1765–1837), the third son of King George III and later king himself, as William IV.

Erie County, New York county in New York, United States

Erie County is a highly populated county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 919,040. The county seat is Buffalo. The county's name comes from Lake Erie. It was named by European colonists for the regional Iroquoian language-speaking Erie tribe of Native Americans, who lived south and east of the lake before 1654.

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Clarence Center, within the south-central part of the town, is the location of most of the town government facilities, although the actual town hall is within the Clarence postal zone.

Clarence Center is also one of the postal zones in the town with a ZIP code of 14032. This area is most of the north part of the town.

History

The community was founded as Van Tines Corners around 1823.

Colgan Air Flight 3407 Plane Crash

On February 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm, a Continental Connection flight operated by Colgan Air went down in Clarence Center, killing all 44 passengers and five crew members, along with one resident on the ground whose house the plane impacted. The plane, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 74-seat turboprop, was brand new, having been delivered in 2008. Up to a week after the crash, the entire neighborhood was closed off because of the numerous residents wanting to see the crash site. [1]

Colgan Air was an American certificated regional airline subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. The headquarters of Colgan Air were located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bombardier Dash 8 Regional turboprop airliner family by de Havilland Canada, later Bombardier

The DHC-8 Dash 8 is a series of turboprop-powered regional airliners, introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. DHC was later bought by Boeing in 1988, then by Bombardier in 1992; the program is to be resold to Viking Air parent Longview Aviation Capital by late 2019. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100s, it was developed from the Dash 7 with improved cruise performance, lowered operational costs but worse STOL performance. Three sizes were offered: initially the 37-40 seat -100 until 2005 and the more powerful -200 from 1995, the stretched 50-56 seats -300 from 1989, both until 2009, and the 68-90 seats -400 from 1999, still in production. The Q Series are post-1997 variants with quieter cabins.

Notable people

Dancer Neil Haskell is a Clarence Center native. He is an original cast member of the Broadway musical Hamilton: An American Musical

Neil David Haskell is an American contemporary dancer. He is best known as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance where he finished third in the final four. On April 22, 2008, he began performing in the Off-Broadway musical Altar Boyz as Luke. Neil later joined The West Side Story National Tour as Snowboy, and as of spring 2012 is touring in the show Bring It On: The Musical as Steven. He also returned as an All-Star in Season 7 of SYTYCD.

Retired National Hockey League player Marcel Dionne has a residence in Clarence Center.

National Hockey League North American professional ice hockey league

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

Marcel Dionne Canadian ice hockey player

Marcel Elphège "Little Beaver" Dionne is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. Marcel Dionne was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. In 2017 Dionne was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

Geography

Clarence Center is located at 43°0′40″N78°38′5″W / 43.01111°N 78.63472°W / 43.01111; -78.63472 (43.011158, -78.634749). [2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.

United States Census Bureau bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

As suggested by its name, Clarence Center lies near the middle of the town.

Demographics

As of the census [3] of 2000, there were 1,747 people, 622 households, and 508 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 822.5 per square mile (318.2/km²). There were 634 housing units at an average density of 298.5/sq mi (115.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.28% White, 0.52% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 622 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the community, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the hamlet was $66,311, and the median income for a family was $70,179. Males had a median income of $53,542 versus $27,266 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,363. About 1.7% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Characteristics

The heart of the community is the more heavily settled area by the intersection of Clarence Center and Goodrich Roads. This location is sometimes referred to as "the four corners" or merely "the corners". There is a business on each corner, currently a coffee shop, a bank, a day care center, and a small cluster of gift shops.

East of the four corners is the Clarence Center Elementary School, which serves most of the northern part of the town.

Although Clarence Center occupies most of the northern part of the town, the population is less than the part of the town that is called Clarence.

A hiking/biking trail connects Clarence Center to Akron, New York, to the east and to NY Route 78, Transit Road, to the west.

The J. Eshelman and Company Store at 6000 Goodrich Rd., was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. [4]

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