Angelica (village), New York

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Angelica, New York
Angelica is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Angelica is located in the United States
Angelica (the United States)
Angelica is located in North America
Angelica (North America)
Coordinates: 42°18′23″N 78°1′7″W / 42.30639°N 78.01861°W / 42.30639; -78.01861Coordinates: 42°18′23″N 78°1′7″W / 42.30639°N 78.01861°W / 42.30639; -78.01861
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total2.15 sq mi (5.57 km2)
 • Land2.15 sq mi (5.57 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,434 ft (437 m)
 • Total869
 • Estimate 
 • Density380.11/sq mi (146.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)585
FIPS code36-02176
GNIS feature ID0942478

Angelica is a village in the town of Angelica in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 869 at the 2010 census.[3] The village and the town are named after Angelica Church, a daughter of General Philip Schuyler and wife of John Barker Church.


The community was the first to be settled in the town of Angelica, in 1802. The village of Angelica was incorporated in 1835. Angelica was formerly the county seat until the county government switched to Belmont. Founded by Philip Church nephew of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. Philip Church took a large tract of land that he had inherited in upstate New York and established the town of Angelica (Alexander Hamilton's beloved sister-in-law), named in his mother's honor. (Chernow p 727) In 1830, the population of Angelica was 998.

The Old Allegany County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[4] The Angelica Park Circle Historic District was listed in 1978.[4]


The village is located near the center of the town of Angelica, in the valley of Angelica Creek, a tributary of the Genesee River. The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes through the southern part of the village, with access from Exit 31. The expressway leads west 31 miles (50 km) to Olean and east 62 miles (100 km) to Corning.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the village has an area of 2.15 square miles (5.57 km2), all land.[3]

The county fairgrounds are located in the eastern part of the village. Park Circle, in the village center, includes a roque court. Dubbed the "Town where History Lives", Angelica is home to a number of antique shops which attract shoppers from throughout the state.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)818[2]−5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 903 people, 366 households, and 243 families residing in the village. The population density was 420.5 people per square mile (162.2/km2). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 190.5 per square mile (73.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.01% White, 0.78% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 366 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,734, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $27,440 versus $20,893 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,486. About 10.2% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


Angelica youth predominantly attend Genesee Valley Central High School, located in nearby Belmont. GVCS was formed by a merger of the Angelica and Belmont school districts in 1996.


A thriving theater group, the Angelica Players, has developed in Angelica over the past three years. They typically produce plays in the spring and during the Christmas season.


  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): Angelica village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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