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Hamilton (town), New York

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Hamilton is a town located in Madison County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,733. The town is named after American patriot, Alexander Hamilton.

The Town of Hamilton contains a village also named Hamilton, the site of Colgate University. The town is on the county's south border.

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History

The location was formerly called Paynesville. The Town of Hamilton was established in 1795, before the county was formed. The original town was reduced to create new towns in the county.

Geography

The south town line is the border of Chenango County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 107.3 km² (41.4 mi²). 107.1 km² (41.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.19% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,733 people, 1,546 households, and 935 families residing in the town. The population density is 53.5/km² (138.6/mi²). There are 1,725 housing units at an average density of 16.1/km² (41.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 93.65% White, 1.99% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 1.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,546 households out of which 28.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% are non-families. 29.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the town the population is spread out with 15.7% under the age of 18, 40.8% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $38,917, and the median income for a family is $50,565. Males have a median income of $31,500 versus $26,643 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,564. 14.4% of the population and 5.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Hamilton

  • Beekman Corners --
  • Brooks Corners
  • Darts Corner --
  • Earlville -- Part of the Village of Earlville is located on the south town line.
  • East Hamilton -- A hamlet on Route 12.
  • Excell Corners --
  • Hamilton -- The Village of Hamilton is in the northwest part of the town.
  • Hamilton Center --
  • Hubbardsville --
  • Loomis Corners --
  • Poolyville --
  • Shores Corners --
  • South Hamilton -- A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
  • West Hamilton --
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