Cape Vincent, New York

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Cape Vincent
Town
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyJefferson
Population2,777 (2010)
Density49 / sq mi (18.919 / km2)
Town SupervisorUrban Hirschey (R)
TimezoneEST
 - summer (DST)EDT
ZIP code13618
Area code315
 
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Cape Vincent
Town
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyJefferson
Population2,777 (2010)
Density49 / sq mi (18.919 / km2)
Town SupervisorUrban Hirschey (R)
TimezoneEST
 - summer (DST)EDT
ZIP code13618
Area code315

Cape Vincent is a town in Jefferson County, New York, USA. The population was 2,777 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Cape Vincent is located in the northwest part of the county. In the town is a village also called Cape Vincent. Both town and village are northwest of Watertown.

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History

The town was first explored in the 17th Century by French explorers and missionaries. At that time it was home to the Onondaga tribe. Modern settlement began in 1801 at Millens Bay.

During the War of 1812, Cape Vincent was an armed camp to oppose the British forces in adjacent Kingston, Ontario.

The town was formed in 1849 from the north part of the Town of Lyme. In 1895, the community of Cape Vincent set itself apart by incorporating as a village. By that time, the region was becoming a famous tourist area due to the Thousand Islands.

In 1935, the East Charity Shoals Light was erected at the entrance to the Seaway.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 89.9 square miles.

The northwest border is the St. Lawrence River and the western border is Lake Ontario. Much of the town is a peninsula projecting into Lake Ontario, where the lake enters the river. The south part of the peninsula is in the neighboring Town of Lyme. On the opposite shore of the river, including some of the river islands, is Canada.

New York State Route 12E is an important highway, running in part along the St. Lawrence River before turning southeast at Cape Vincent village.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,345 people, 867 households, and 601 families residing in the town. The population density was 59.2 people per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 2,783 housing units at an average density of 49.3 per square mile (19.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.64% White, 21.88% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 6.28% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.27% of the population.

There were 867 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 13.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 43.3% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 216.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 251.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,330, and the median income for a family was $43,558. Males had a median income of $42,361 versus $22,308 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,375. About 8.5% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Cape Vincent

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.hiusa.org/hostels/usa_hostels/new_york/cape_vincent/60050

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Coordinates: 44°07′40″N 76°20′00″W / 44.12778°N 76.3333333°W / 44.12778; -76.3333333