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Augusta, New York

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Augusta is a town located in Oneida County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,966. The name of the town is believed to be derived from Augusta, Maine.

The Town of Augusta is in the southwest part of the county.

Geography

The south and west town lines form the border with Madison County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 71.8 km² (27.7 mi²). 71.8 km² (27.7 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,966 people, 744 households, and 532 families residing in the town. The population density is 27.4/km² (70.9/mi²). There are 812 housing units at an average density of 11.3/km² (29.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.91% White, 0.31% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 744 households out of which 33.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% are non-families. 24.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.11.

In the town the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $33,274, and the median income for a family is $41,302. Males have a median income of $28,977 versus $23,063 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,367. 8.6% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.2% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Augusta

  • Augusta -- The hamlet of Augusta on Route 26.
  • Five Corners --
  • Knoxboro --
  • Lloyds Corners --
  • Newell Corners --
  • Oriskany Falls -- The Village of Oriskany Falls is in the southeast corner of the town.
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