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Porter    (T)

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Porter is a town in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 6,920 as of the 2000 census. The town was named after Judge Augustus Porter. The town of Porter lies in the northwest corner of Niagara County. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate the population of the town was 6,828.

Permanent settlement did not take place until about 1801. The town of Porter was created in 1812 from the town of Cambria, but further development was hindered by the War of 1812. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.7 square kilometers, out of which 86.0 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 11.7 square kilometers is covered by water. The northern boundary of the town is Lake Ontario and the Western boundary is the Niagara River, which is the international boundary between the United States and Ontario, Canada.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.6 percent under the age of 18, 7.3 percent from 18 to 24, 26.4 percent from 25 to 44, 27.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.6 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males. Some locations in Porter are Blairville, Fillmore Chapel, Four Mile Creek, Porter Center, Ransomville Speedway, and Towers Corners.
Presently, Porter experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of New York. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent towns, as a great alternative for residence.

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