Mount Morris, New York

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Mount Morris is a town in Livingston County, New York, United States. The population was 4,465 at the 2010 census.[3] The town and village were named after Robert Morris, a Founding Father of the United States.

Mount Morris, New York
Mount Morris is located in New York
Mount Morris
Mount Morris
Mount Morris is located in the United States
Mount Morris
Mount Morris
Coordinates: 42°43′N 77°53′W / 42.717°N 77.883°W / 42.717; -77.883Coordinates: 42°43′N 77°53′W / 42.717°N 77.883°W / 42.717; -77.883
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorCharles DiPasquale
 • Total50.31 sq mi (130.31 km2)
 • Land50.20 sq mi (130.03 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Total4,465
 • Estimate 
 • Density86.13/sq mi (33.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code585
FIPS code36-051-48956

The town of Mount Morris has a village also called Mount Morris. The town is on the western border of the county and is home to part of Letchworth State Park.


The region was first settled by Europeans circa 1784. It was first known as "Allens Hill", then as "Richmond Hill". The town was formed from the town of Leicester in 1818. The former Genesee Valley Canal passed through the town.

In 1952 Mount Morris Dam was finished on the Genesee River for flood control.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.3 square miles (130.3 km2), of which 50.2 square miles (130.0 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.21%, are water.[4]

The northwest town line is defined by the Genesee River. The southwestern half of the town line following the Genesee is the border of Wyoming County.

New York State Route 36 and New York State Route 408 intersect in Mount Morris village. Interstate 390 passes near the east town line.

Adjacent towns and areasEdit



Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)4,324[2]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,567 people, 1,783 households, and 1,132 families residing in the town. The population density was 90.1 people per square mile (34.8/km2). There were 1,925 housing units at an average density of 38.0 per square mile (14.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.05% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 1.93% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.49% of the population.

There were 1,783 households, out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,813, and the median income for a family was $38,015. Males had a median income of $31,940 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,871. About 11.1% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.


  • Brooks Grove – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town on Route 408. The name is from the founder, General Micah Brooks.
  • Deyuitga'oh ("Where the Valley Widens") – A native village once located near where the Mount Morris Dam is currently situated.
  • Letchworth State Park – A state park on the west border of the town.
  • Mount Morris – The village of Mount Morris near the northern border of the town.
  • Mount Morris Dam – A dam northwest of Mount Morris village.
  • Ridge – A hamlet southwest of Mount Morris village on NY-408.
  • River Road Forks – A location west of Brooks Grove. This location has also been called "River Road".
  • Tuscarora – A hamlet and census-designated place in the southeast part of the town.
  • Union Corners – A hamlet on the town line east of Tuscarora.

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Mount Morris town, New York". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: New York". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8.
  8. ^ "Marie Boening Kendall Sycamores California". Retrieved 27 January 2017.

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