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Arkwright is a town in Chautauqua County, in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area.
Arkwright is in the Southern Tier region.
The community was named for Sir Richard Arkwright, inventor of the spinning machine known as the water frame
The latitude of Arkwright is 42.388N. The longitude is -79.242W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,657 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,126.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Arkwright demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chautauqua County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jamestown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14718 ZIP code.
23% of Arkwright residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arkwright ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arkwright was $18,802, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Arkwright residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Arkwright, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $371. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $892.
Chautauqua County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arkwright political report.
The average commute time for Arkwright workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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