Broadalbin, New York

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Broadalbin
Town
Broadalbin is located in New York
Broadalbin
Broadalbin
Location of Broadalbin in New York
Coordinates: 43°03′17″N 74°11′34″W / 43.05472°N 74.19278°W / 43.05472; -74.19278Coordinates: 43°03′17″N 74°11′34″W / 43.05472°N 74.19278°W / 43.05472; -74.19278
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyFulton
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorThomas Christopher (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total39.8 sq mi (103 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,250
 • Density130/sq mi (51/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s)518
 
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For the village located within this town, see Broadalbin (village), New York.
Broadalbin
Town
Broadalbin is located in New York
Broadalbin
Broadalbin
Location of Broadalbin in New York
Coordinates: 43°03′17″N 74°11′34″W / 43.05472°N 74.19278°W / 43.05472; -74.19278Coordinates: 43°03′17″N 74°11′34″W / 43.05472°N 74.19278°W / 43.05472; -74.19278
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyFulton
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorThomas Christopher (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total39.8 sq mi (103 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total5,250
 • Density130/sq mi (51/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s)518

Broadalbin is a town in Fulton County, New York, USA. The population was 5,250 at the 2010 census. The town was named after the Breadalbane Region in Scotland by an early settler.

The Town of Broadalbin contains a village also called Broadalbin. The town is on the eastern border of the county and is northwest of Albany.

History[edit]

The town was part of the Sacandaga Patent of 1741. The town was part of a former town called "Caughnawaga" in northern Montgomery County. The town was first settled around 1770 near the present Broadalbin village.

Castle Cumberland was a short-lived fortification in the town during the American Revolution.

Broadalbin was created from the Towns of Johnstown and Mayfield in 1793, before Fulton County was formed. In 1799, part of Broadalbin was used to form the Town of Northampton. Broadalbin lost the south part of the town in 1842 to form the Town of Perth.

When the Great Sacandaga Lake was created in 1930, some of the town's land was covered with water, including the Sacondaga Vlaie, a broad expanse of marshy land.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.8 square miles (103.0 km²), of which, 31.7 square miles (82.2 km²) of it is land and 8.1 square miles (20.8 km²) of it (20.24%) is water.

The town is partially in the Adirondack Park at the south end of Great Sacandaga Lake. The east town line is the border of Saratoga County.

New York State Route 29 is an east-west highway through Broadalbin.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,066 people, 1,951 households and 1,404 families residing in the town. The population density was 159.7 people per square mile (61.7/km²). There were 2,625 housing units at an average density of 82.7 per square mile (32.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.34% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 1,951 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,417, and the median income for a family was $44,957. Males had a median income of $34,263 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,575. About 3.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Broadalbin[edit]

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