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Whitestown, New York

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Whitestown is a town located in Oneida County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 18,635. The name is derived from Judge Hugh White, an early settler.

The Town of Whitestown was formed in 1788 with a size of 12 million acres (49,000 km²) and is known as the "Mother of Towns" because of the many towns and counties formed from its expanse.

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Geography

The town is west of the City of Utica and the north border is defined by the Mohawk River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 70.4 km² (27.2 mi²). 70.4 km² (27.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.04% is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,635 people, 7,544 households, and 5,024 families residing in the town. The population density is 264.5/km² (685.2/mi²). There are 7,945 housing units at an average density of 112.8/km² (292.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.27% White, 1.18% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,544 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.8% 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 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $40,084, and the median income for a family is $49,798. Males have a median income of $36,553 versus $24,942 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,507. 9.1% of the population and 7.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Whitestown

  • Coleman Mills --
  • New York Mills -- The Village of New York Mills.
  • Oneida County Airport --
  • Oriskany -- The Village of Oriskany.
  • Whitesboro -- The Village Whitesboro.
  • Yorkville -- The Village of Yorkville.
  • Whitestown --

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