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Clarence, New York

Clarence is a town located in Erie County northeast of Buffalo with a population of just over 30K people. Since its establishment in 1808, Clarence has progressed from an isolated, heavily forested wilderness inhabited by a few sturdy pioneers to a thriving suburban town. Clarence received its name from the English House of Clarence and was the first township in Erie County. With industry as its primary means of employment during the 1920s, the area has seen growth in the medical field due to the pioneering work of Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the heart pacemaker and other items of medical electronics following the 1980s. Listed as one of the best places to live in New York, the town has a suburban feel and residence enjoy great school, and many restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2020). American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Retrieved from Census Reporter Profile page for Clarence, NY <>