New York State Information

New York is the third most populous state of the United States of America.

Total 2000 Population of New York State was 18,976,457

New York State is ranked 27th in land area. This does not mean that it is small though. In order to drive from its most northern point to southern point it would take you about 6 hours and cover some 350 miles and from its western most point to the eastern most point it would be an even longer 9 hours and 35 minutes covering 548 miles. Much of the population is centered in the Downstate area near to New York City much of the state is rural in nature. Angelica is approximately 5 to 6 hours from New York City by car.

New York's gross state product in 2005 was $963.5 billion, ranking third in size behind the larger states of California and Texas.

If New York were an independent nation, it would rank as the 16th largest economy in the world behind South Korea. New York's agricultural outputs are dairy products, cattle and other livestock, vegetables, nursery stock, and apples. Its industrial outputs are printing and publishing, scientific instruments, electric equipment, machinery, chemical products, and tourism. New York is a major agricultural producer, ranking among the top five states for agricultural products including dairy, apples, cherries, cabbage, potatoes, onions, maple syrup and many others. The state is the largest producer of cabbage in the U.S. The state has about a quarter of its land in farms and produced US$3.4 billion in agricultural products in 2001. The south shore of Lake Ontario provides the right mix of soils and microclimate for many apple, cherry, plum, pear and peach orchards. Apples are also grown in the Hudson Valley and near Lake Champlain. The south shore of Lake Erie and the southern Finger Lakes hillsides have many vineyards. New York is the nation's third-largest grape-producing state, behind California, and second largest wine producer by volume. In 2004, New York's wine and grape industry brought US$6 billion into the state economy. The state has 30,000 acres (120 km²) of vineyards, 212 wineries, and produced 200 million bottles of wine in 2004. A moderately sized saltwater commercial fishery is located along the Atlantic side of Long Island. The principal catches by value are clams, lobsters, squid, and flounder.

New York's statewide public university system is the State University of New York (SUNY). With a total enrollment of 413,000 students and 1.1 million continuing education students spanning 64 campuses across the state, SUNY is the largest public university system in the United States. The nearest campus to Angelica is SUNY at Alfred [20 miles] and in the general area is SUNY at Geneseo. Community Colleges are also sometimes part of this system including Jamestown Community College that has a small branch in Belmont and a full campus Olean [30 miles].

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Odd Statistics and Demographic Information

Source is the US Census

Allegany County is ranked 48 out of 62 Counties in New York State for population with 49,927

Allegany County is ranked number 5 for number of patent holders per number of workers of 148 non-metro counties in the northeastern part of the United States! Source

New York State has 932 Towns

New York State has 63 Cities

New York State has 552 Villages

Additional demographic data can be reviewed HERE


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