Brocton, New York

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Brocton, New York

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High Points

Brocton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Brocton Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 12% Brocton Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Brocton, New York

Comparing Brocton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
Median Family Income 4 1
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 3
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 10
People Living Alone 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Brocton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NE of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles SW of Buffalo, New York
County Chautauqua
Metro Area Jamestown
Standard Zip Codes 14716
Phone Area Codes 716
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.388
Longitude -79.441

Brocton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 80 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
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Brocton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,547 100%
Male 727 47%
Female 820 53%
Under 18 411 26.6%
18+ 1,136 73.4%
65+ 238 15.4%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.08
White 1,491 96.4%
African-American 10 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 1.3%
Other 10 0.6%
Mixed Race 15 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 1.9%

Estimated Brocton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,487
Growth -60
Growth % -3.9%

Brocton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.3%
Italian 19.5%
English 12.2%
Polish 9.6%
Swedish 6.7%
US/American 6.6%
Irish 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 1.5%
Dutch 1.1%
French Canadian 0.8%
British 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Belizean 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brocton 1,547 $36,328
Cassadaga 676 $52,500
Dunkirk 13,131 $35,058
Forestville 770 $41,042
Fredonia 10,706 $49,549
Mayville 1,756 $45,595
Westfield 3,481 $43,028

Brocton Public Libraries

Ahira Hall Memorial Library
Brocton, New York
(716) 792-9418
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Brocton High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 403 students.

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