Au Sable Forks, New York

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Au Sable Forks, New York
Hamlet
Nickname(s): AuSable
Au Sable Forks, New York is located in New York Adirondack Park
Au Sable Forks, New York
Au Sable Forks, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°26′39″N 73°40′34″W / 44.44417°N 73.67611°W / 44.44417; -73.67611Coordinates: 44°26′39″N 73°40′34″W / 44.44417°N 73.67611°W / 44.44417; -73.67611
Country United States
State New York
County Clinton
Area
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 551 ft (168 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 559
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12912
Area code(s) 518 Exchange: 647
FIPS code 36-03254
GNIS feature ID 0979665

Au Sable Forks is a census-designated place(a Hamlet) (CDP) in Clinton County and Essex County, New York, United States. The population was 559 at the 2010 census. It is sometimes considered the "classier" of the areas in the Au Sable Valley School District.

Geography[edit]

Au Sable Forks is located at 44°26′39″N 73°40′34″W / 44.44417°N 73.67611°W / 44.44417; -73.67611 (44.444063, -73.676013).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) is land and 0.40% is water.

The East and West branches of the Ausable River converge in Au Sable Forks, before continuing on into Lake Champlain.

U.S. Route 9N is an east-west highway through the community.

Au Sable is located about 30 minutes south-west of Plattsburgh, New York

The climate of Au Sable Forks is temperate, with it being very cold in winter and fairly hot in summer.

An April 2, 2002 5.1 magnitude earthquake centered under the town caused some damage regionally.[2][3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2000 census[4], there were 670 people, 265 households, and 175 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 268.5 per square mile (103.5/km²). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 117.8/sq mi (45.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.51% White, 0.30% African American, 0.15% Native American, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 265 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,578, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $30,859 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,816. About 10.6% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Magnitude 5.1 Au Sable Forks, New York
  3. ^ Seismo-Watch, Special Earthquake Report, Plattsburgh, NY M5.1 earthquake, April 20, 2002
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.