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Alfred is a town in Allegany County.
Alfred is in the Southern Tier region.[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 42.243N. The longitude is -77.791W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,916 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,140.
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18% of Alfred residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $10,785, compared with $21,587 nationally.
58% of Alfred residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alfred, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,036.
Allegany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alfred political report.
The average commute time for Alfred workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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