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Attica is a village in Wyoming County. (The community straddles Wyoming and Genesee counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named after district in Greece.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Attica. For links to other places called Attica, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Attica is 42.864N. The longitude is -78.28W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,525.


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Median household income
Local
$40,234
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Attica demographic reports
Attica is on Tonawanda Creek.
Former and merged names include:
· Phelps Settlement
Year founded: 1837
Attica received national attention for 1971 prison riot, which ended with an assault by state troopers. Forty-three people died, most of them in the raid
Setting for "A Time to Die," by Tom Wicker
Local festivals include:
  • Alexander Firemen's Carnival - July 12-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Attica web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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32% of Attica residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Attica ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Attica was $18,732, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Attica residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Attica, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $878.


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Libraries in Attica include Stevens Memorial Community Library ... View libraries

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Wyoming County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Attica political report.

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The average commute time for Attica workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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