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Kirkland, New York

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Kirkland is a town located in Oneida County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 10,138. The town is named after Samuel Kirkland, a missionary among the Oneidas.

The Town of Kirkland is southwest of Utica, New York. Hamilton College is in the western part of the town.

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History

The Town of Kirkland was established in 1827 from the Town of Paris. The land of the town belonged to the Kirkland Patent, Brothertown Patent, and Coxe Patent.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 87.7 km² (33.9 mi²). 87.5 km² (33.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.21% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,138 people, 3,419 households, and 2,229 families residing in the town. The population density is 115.8/km² (300.0/mi²). There are 3,591 housing units at an average density of 41.0/km² (106.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.32% White, 1.20% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,419 households out of which 30.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% are non-families. 29.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 3.00.

In the town the population is spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 20.9% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $45,875, and the median income for a family is $58,958. Males have a median income of $40,058 versus $27,265 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,164. 7.7% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.6% of those under the age of 18 and 4.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Kirkland

  • Chuckery Corners -- A hamlet in the eastern part of the town.
  • Clark Mills -- A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Clinton -- The Village of Clinton.
  • Farmers Mills -- A hamlet south of Clinton Village.
  • Franklin Springs -- A hamletnsouth of Clinton village.
  • Kirkland -- A hamlet former called Manchester.

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