Durham, New York

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Durham, New York
—  Town  —
Durham, New York is located in New York
Durham, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°23′N 74°9′W / 42.383°N 74.15°W / 42.383; -74.15
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyGreene
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorGary J. Hulbert (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total49.3 sq mi (127.6 km2)
 • Land49.2 sq mi (127.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation925 ft (282 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total2,725
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code12422
Area code(s)518
FIPS code36-21204
GNIS feature ID0978913
 
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Durham, New York
—  Town  —
Durham, New York is located in New York
Durham, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°23′N 74°9′W / 42.383°N 74.15°W / 42.383; -74.15
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyGreene
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorGary J. Hulbert (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total49.3 sq mi (127.6 km2)
 • Land49.2 sq mi (127.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation925 ft (282 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total2,725
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code12422
Area code(s)518
FIPS code36-21204
GNIS feature ID0978913

Durham is a town in Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 2,725 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Durham, Connecticut.

The Town of Durham is in the northwest corner of the county.

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History

The town was first settled around 1782 within Albany County. The town was established from part of the Town of Coxsackie in 1790 as the "Town of Freehold." In the spring of 1800 Freehold became part of the newly formed Greene County. The town's name was changed to "Durham" in 1805, the town having been called informally "New Durham" by the many settlers from Connecticut.

Part of the town was lost to form, in 1803, the new Towns of Cairo, Greenville, and Windham. In 1836, the western part of Durham became the Town of Conesville in Schoharie County.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.3 square miles (128 km2), of which, 49.2 square miles (127 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.04%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Albany County, New York, and part of the west town line is the border of Schoharie County, New York.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,592 people, 1,046 households, and 718 families residing in the town. The population density was 52.6 people per square mile (20.3/km²). There were 1,642 housing units at an average density of 33.3 per square mile (12.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.38% White, 0.08% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 1,046 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,282, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $34,821 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,705. About 9.8% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Durham

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html. 
  3. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 
  4. ^ http://www.wicourts.gov/about/judges/supreme/retired/newman.htm

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Coordinates: 42°23′N 74°9′W / 42.383°N 74.15°W / 42.383; -74.15