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Alfred is a village in Allegany County.

Alfred is in the Southern Tier region.

The community was named for King Alfred of England
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Alfred. For links to other places called Alfred, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Alfred is 42.254N. The longitude is -77.79W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,765 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,530.


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Median household income
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$21,313
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alfred demographic reports
Alfred is on Whitney Valley and Dyke creeks
Former and merged names include:
· Alfred Center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Phillips Creek State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Stull Observatory
Colleges and universities: Alfred University, SUNY College of Technology, Alfred

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18% of Alfred residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alfred ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alfred was $8,224, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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70% of Alfred residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Alfred include Alfred Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Alfred, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,100.


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

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The average commute time for Alfred workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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