Bemus Point is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The village is within the town of Ellery and is located along the eastern shore of Chautauqua Lake. The population was 364 at the 2010 census. Bemus Point is home of the “Floating Stage”, with many performers during the summer.
Bemus Point is located along the southwestern edge of the town of Ellery, on the eastern shore of Chautauqua Lake at 42°9′46″N 79°23′28″W / 42.16278°N 79.39111°W / 42.16278; -79.39111 (42.162886, -79.391230). The village is immediately north of the location where Interstate 86 crosses Chautauqua Lake. Access to the village is from exits 9 and 10.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.13 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 340 people, 170 households, and 95 families residing in the village. The population density was 850.0 people per square mile (309.1/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 545.0 per square mile (198.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.65% White, 0.88% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.
There were 170 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.65.
In the village, the population was spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $37,708 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,943. About 3.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of the Census of 2010, there were 364 people (an increase of 24 people or 7.06%) and 170 households in the village. The population density was 910.0 people per square mile (330.9/km²). The racial make up of the village was: 96.43% (351 people) white; 2.20% (8 people) Asian; 0.28% (1 person) other; and 1.10% (4 people) of two or more races. The Hispanic/Latino population of any race was 0.28% (1 person).
The population was spread out with 19.23% (70 people) under the age of 18, 2.20% (8 people) ages 18 and 19, 3.02% (11 people) ages 20–24, 4.40% (16 people) ages 25–34, 19.78% (72 people) ages 35–49, 25.55% (93 people) ages 50–64, and 25.82% (94 people) over the age of 65. The male population made up 46.43% (169 people) of the total population and the female population made up 53.57% of the total population.