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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.

Orchard Park is a town in Erie County, New York in the USA. The population was 27,637 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from a village in the town. Within the Town of Orchard Park is a village also called Orchard Park. Orchard Park is one of the Southtowns of Erie County and is south of Buffalo, New York. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 99.9 square kilometers and 99.7 square kilometers of it is land and 0.2 square kilometers of it is water.

The town was originally a settlement of Quakers around 1803. The town was separated from the Town of Hamburg in 1850 and was first named the Town of Ellicott, after Joseph Ellicott, an agent of the Holland Land Company. Within months, the name was changed to the Town of East Hamburgh. Around 1934, the town was renamed Orchard Park, named after its principal settlement. The town is best known as the location of Ralph Wilson Stadium, the home stadium of the Buffalo Bills.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2 percent under the age of 18, 5.7 percent from 18 to 24, 25.6 percent from 25 to 44, 26.8 percent from 45 to 64, and 16.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

Orchard Park is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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