Angelica is a town in the middle of Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,403 at the 2010 census. The town’s name is from Angelica Schuyler Church, Philip Schuyler’s daughter, Alexander Hamilton’s sister-in-law, and the wife of John Barker Church. The town was named by Philip Schuyler Church, who was one of the original European settlers of the area, and the son of Angelica and John Barker Church. The village of Angelica is located within this town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.4 km), of which 36.4 square miles (94.3 km) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km), or 0.10%, is water.
The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes through the town.
The Genesee River flows northward through the southwest part of the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,411 people, 564 households, and 382 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.7 people per square mile (14.9/km²). There were 774 housing units at an average density of 21.2 per square mile (8.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.87% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.07% Asian, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.
There were 564 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $37,891. Males had a median income of $28,958 versus $21,328 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,348. About 8.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.