Corinth, New York
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|• Total||58.1 sq mi (150 km2)|
|• Density||100/sq mi (40/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
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Corinth is a town in Saratoga County, New York, USA. The population was 5,985 at the 2000 census. The town contains a village also named Corinth. The town is on the northeast border of the county, north of Saratoga Springs. It regards itself as the "snowshoe capital of the world". The town is named after the ancient Greek city of Corinth, which received one of St. Paul's Epistles in the New Testament.
The town was first settled around 1775 near Mount McGregor.
The town is formerly known as Jessups Landing.
Ulysses S. Grant, former president and army general, spent his last days at Mount McGregor, now located in Wilton, NY.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 58.1 square miles (150.6 km²), of which, 56.8 square miles (147.1 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it (2.29%) is water.
New York State Route 9N is a north-south highway.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,985 people, 2,331 households, and 1,662 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.4 people per square mile (40.7/km²). There were 2,804 housing units at an average density of 49.4 per square mile (19.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.28% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.
There were 2,331 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. Of all households, 23.4% were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,199, and the median income for a family was $41,732. Males had a median income of $32,227 versus $25,146 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,003. About 7.8% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in the Town of Corinth
- Corinth: A village by the Hudson River in the eastern part of the town, located on NY-9N.
- Daly's Creek: A stream in the northwest part of Corinth running into the Great Sacandaga Lake.
- Efner Lake: A lake near the north town line, south of County Road 10.
- Hunt Lake: A lake east of Efner Lake.
- Jenny Lake: A lake east of Efner Lake.
- Lake Bonita: A lake in the southeast corner of the town.
- Mount McGregor: A location in the southeast part of the town.
- Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility: A New York state prison by Mount McGregor.
- Palmer: A hamlet east of Corinth village on County Road 24.
- Randall Corner: A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on County Road 25.
- South Corinth: A hamlet near the south town line on NY-9N.
- Woodland Lake: A lake southeast of Corinth village.