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Hamburg (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States. Hamburg is a town in Erie County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 56,259. The Town of Hamburg is on the western border of the county and is south of Buffalo, New York. Hamburg is one of the "Southtowns" in Erie County. A village called Hamburg is in the town.
The Town of Hamburg was formed in 1812 from the Town of Willink. The town was later reduced by the formation of the Towns of Orchard Park and West Seneca. Some people have claimed that the name Hamburg was selected due to the presence of German settlers in the town, but they did not arrive until long after the town was formed and named. In 2003, PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offered the town 15,000 U.S. dollars to change its name to Veggieburg. The town declined the offer.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 107.0 square kilometers. 106.9 square kilometers of it is land and 0.1 square kilometers of it is water. Lake Erie forms the western border of the town and Eighteen-Mile Creek, the southern boundary. The New York State Thruway, US Route 62, US Route 20 and New York highway 5 pass through the town. In the town the population was spread out with 24.8 percent under the age of 18, 6.9 percent from 18 to 24, 28.6 percent from 25 to 44, 24.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males. Communities and locations are Amsdell, Athol Springs, Blasdell and many more.

Hamburg is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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