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Pomfret is a town in Chautauqua County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 14,703 at the 2000 census. The town of Pomfret lies in the north-central part of the county, south of Dunkirk, New York. The town was first settled around 1806. The town of Pomfret was formed in 1808 from the town of Chautauqua, being the first partition of Chautauqua after the county was formed. Pomfret later lost substantial parts of its territory during the formation of five new towns of the county.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 114.4 square kilometers, out of which 113.7 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 0.7 square kilometers is occupied by water. The northern part of the town borders Lake Erie. The New York State Thruway and US Route 20 pass through the town. New York State Route 60 is a major north-south highway, and New York State Route 5 runs along the shore of Lake Erie.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.2 percent under the age of 18, 30.7 percent from 18 to 24, 19.9 percent from 25 to 44, 18.8 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.
Some of the locations in Pomfret are Bear Lake, Canadaway Creek, Cassadaga Lake, Cordova, Fredonia Reservoir, Greencrest, Lamberton, Mud Lake, Nortons Switch, Reed Corners, Shumla, Van Buren Bay, and Van Buren Point. Pomfret, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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