Mayville, New York

Mayville is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,711 at the 2010 census,[3] 2.7% less than in the 2000 census. Mayville is in the town of Chautauqua and is the county seat of Chautauqua County.[4] The village and town offices share a building on Main Street, directly across from the Chautauqua County courthouse.

Mayville, New York
Near the intersection of Routes 430 and 394
Near the intersection of Routes 430 and 394
Mayville is located in New York
Mayville
Mayville
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°15′5″N 79°30′0″W / 42.25139°N 79.50000°W / 42.25139; -79.50000Coordinates: 42°15′5″N 79°30′0″W / 42.25139°N 79.50000°W / 42.25139; -79.50000
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyChautauqua
TownChautauqua
Area
 • Total1.99 sq mi (5.16 km2)
 • Land1.99 sq mi (5.16 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,453 ft (443 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,711
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,592
 • Density799.60/sq mi (308.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
14757
Area code(s)716
FIPS code36-46239
GNIS feature ID0956714
Websitevillageofmayville.com

HistoryEdit

The first settlement in the county was at this location in 1804, and the village of Mayville was incorporated in 1830. In 1836 local residents rioted against the Holland Land Company and broke into its office, destroying furniture and papers.

The Pennsylvania Railroad built a train station and pier on the shores of Chautauqua Lake at Mayville. This station was on a PRR route from Pittsburgh to Dunkirk to Buffalo route.[5] The Mayville station, along with the Jamestown boat landing at the south end of the lake, was the main mode of transportation to the rest of the communities around Chautauqua Lake via the large fleet of steamboats operating before the interurban lines were constructed.[6] The Chautauqua Traction Company served the communities on the western side of the lake; and the Jamestown, Westfield and Northwestern Railroad was the interurban serving the east side of the lake. In modern times the steamboat Chautauqua Belle still operates out of Mayville, running between Point Chautauqua, Chautauqua Institution, and the vessel's home port in Mayville.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[7] The Point Chautauqua Historic District was listed in 1996.[7]

GeographyEdit

 
Route 394 along the west side of Chautauqua Lake in Mayville

Mayville is located near the geographic center of the town of Chautauqua at 42°15′5″N 79°30′0″W / 42.25139°N 79.50000°W / 42.25139; -79.50000 (42.251402, -79.500015).[8] It is situated at the northwest end of Chautauqua Lake.

Mayville is at the junction of New York State Routes 394 and 430, 7 miles (11 km) south of the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) at Westfield.

Mayville is the nearest village to the Chautauqua Institution, which draws thousands of visitors during the summer months. Businesses in the village do a brisk tourist business both with Chautauquans and with visitors to cottages and resorts on the east and west sides of the lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.99 square miles (5.16 km2), all of it land.[3]

ClimateEdit

Mayville has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb), typical of southwestern New York state. Winters are cold and snowy, while summers are warm and humid.

Climate data for Mayville, NY
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 34
(1)
36
(2)
46
(8)
57
(14)
69
(21)
78
(26)
82
(28)
79
(26)
72
(22)
61
(16)
49
(9)
39
(4)
59
(15)
Average low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
19
(−7)
27
(−3)
37
(3)
49
(9)
58
(14)
63
(17)
62
(17)
55
(13)
45
(7)
35
(2)
25
(−4)
41
(5)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.46
(62)
2.40
(61)
2.98
(76)
3.39
(86)
3.65
(93)
4.37
(111)
4.15
(105)
4.45
(113)
5.30
(135)
4.75
(121)
4.42
(112)
3.51
(89)
45.83
(1,164)
Source: The Weather Channel[9]


DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870701
18801,05149.9%
18901,16410.8%
1900943−19.0%
19101,12219.0%
19201,2077.6%
19301,2735.5%
19401,3546.4%
19501,49210.2%
19601,6198.5%
19701,567−3.2%
19801,6263.8%
19901,6360.6%
20001,7567.3%
20101,711−2.6%
2019 (est.)1,592[2]−7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 1,756 people, 686 households, and 399 families residing in the village. The population density was 875.0 people per square mile (337.3/km2). There were 860 housing units at an average density of 428.5 per square mile (165.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.85% White, 3.64% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.

There were 686 households, out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.8% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $45,595. Males had a median income of $30,574 versus $24,028 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,561. About 5.5% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mayville village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania Railroad, Table 160". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 78 (12). May 1946.
  6. ^ http://jamestowntrolley.org/steamer/larges/lsteamb.html
  7. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Monthly Averages for Mayville, NY". Weather.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-18.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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