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Collins (T)

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Collins is a town in Erie County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 8,307 as of the 2000 census. The town of Collins is on the south border of the county and is considered to be one of the South towns of Erie County.
The area was first settled around 1808. Many of the first settlers were Quakers, who intended to assist the local Native Americans. The town of Collins was formed in 1821 from the town of Concord. The town lost land to create the new towns of Brant in 1839 and North Collins in 1852. Because of the concentration of dairy farms, there were once ten cheese factories in the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 124.8 square kilometers, from which 124.6 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 0.1 square kilometers is covered by water. The south border of the town, marked by Cattaraugus Creek, is Cattaraugus County, New York.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,307 people, 1,754 households, and 1,187 families residing in the town. The population density was 66.7 per square kilometers. There were 1,884 housing units at an average density of 15.1 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the town was 66.85 percent white, 22.62 percent African American, 3.47 percent Native American, 0.22 percent Asian, 6.16 percent from other races, and 0.69 percent from two or more races.
There were 1,754 households out of which 30.0 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5 percent were married couples living together, 9.7 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3 percent were non-families. 26.7 percent of all households were made up of individuals.
Collins is a town known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. It is one of the favorite holiday places for most of the vacation lovers.

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