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Alfred, New York

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Welcome to Alfred ...

The village of Alfred is located in Allegany County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Alfred has a population of 4,061 people<1> (see below for details).

Alfred is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alfred lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alfred had a population of 4,174 people (which is 8.53% of the total population of Allegany County). This makes Alfred the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Alfred represents 0.02% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 551st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,174 people, the population of Alfred increased 5.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,954 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Alfred had an population of 4,061 people. This is a decrease of 2.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.71% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alfred.

Communities near Alfred ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alfred and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2015
Amity   [Map]   2,226   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Andover   [Map]   1,769   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Canisteo   [Map]   3,295   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Canisteo   [Map]   2,204   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dansville   [Map]   1,820   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Friendship   [Map]   1,929   W   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alfred.

Communities Also Named Alfred ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Alfred - they are located in Kansas, Maine, Michigan (2), North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alfred.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alfred. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alfred. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alfred.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alfred:

Websites for Alfred ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alfred ...

Looking for more information about Alfred? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alfred, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alfred.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alfred. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alfred.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alfred - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Alfred. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alfred) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alfred. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alfred

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alfred. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2543, Longitude: -77.7896     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alfred have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alfred.


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