Jefferson, New York

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Jefferson, New York
—  Town  —
Jefferson, New York is located in New York
Jefferson, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°29′55″N 74°36′6″W / 42.49861°N 74.60167°W / 42.49861; -74.60167
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySchoharie
Area
 • Total43.4 sq mi (112.5 km2)
 • Land43.3 sq mi (112.2 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation1,991 ft (607 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,285
 • Density29.7/sq mi (11.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code12093
Area code(s)607
FIPS code36-38440
GNIS feature ID0979106
 
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There is also a Jefferson County, New York, USA.
Jefferson, New York
—  Town  —
Jefferson, New York is located in New York
Jefferson, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°29′55″N 74°36′6″W / 42.49861°N 74.60167°W / 42.49861; -74.60167
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySchoharie
Area
 • Total43.4 sq mi (112.5 km2)
 • Land43.3 sq mi (112.2 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation1,991 ft (607 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,285
 • Density29.7/sq mi (11.5/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code12093
Area code(s)607
FIPS code36-38440
GNIS feature ID0979106

Jefferson is a town in Schoharie County, New York, USA. The population was 1,285 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Jefferson is on the southwestern border of the county and is east of the City of Oneonta.

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History

The town was first settled around 1793 by New Englanders and was unoccupied by settlers during the American Revolution.

In 1803, the town was created from part of the Town of Blenheim.

The Parker 13-Sided Barn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.4 square miles (112 km2), of which, 43.3 square miles (112 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.28%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Delaware County.

The West Branch of the Delaware River,and the East Branch of the Susquehanna River originate in Jefferson.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 1,285 people, 520 households, and 364 families residing in the town. The population density is 11.5/km² km² (29.7/sq mi). There were 904 housing units at an average density of 20.9 per square mile (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.42% White, 1.71% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 520 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $43,269. Males had a median income of $34,875 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,569. About 9.1% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Jefferson

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 42°28′52″N 74°36′38″W / 42.48111°N 74.61056°W / 42.48111; -74.61056