Dannemora (village), New York

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Dannemora, New York
Village
Dannemora, New York is located in New York
Dannemora, New York
Dannemora, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°43′15″N 73°43′8″W / 44.72083°N 73.71889°W / 44.72083; -73.71889Coordinates: 44°43′15″N 73°43′8″W / 44.72083°N 73.71889°W / 44.72083; -73.71889
Country United States
State New York
County Clinton
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,414 ft (431 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,936
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12929
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-19642
GNIS feature ID 0948021

Dannemora is a village located primarily in the Town of Dannemora in Clinton County, New York. The population was 3,936 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from Dannemora, Sweden, an iron-making town where early settlers came from.[1]

Most of the Village of Dannemora is in the Town of Dannemora, but the south part of the Dannemora village is located in the Town of Saranac. The community is on the south town line. The ZIP code is 12929.

Primary and secondary education is provided by the Saranac Central School District.

History[edit]

The Village of Dannemora was incorporated in 1901. Permanent settlement had begun in 1838. The early economy was based on mining and smelting iron, but this industry did not become significant until about 1843. Clinton Prison (currently known as the Clinton Correctional Facility) was opened in 1845 to employ convicts to work in the iron industry. As a maximum security facility, it currently houses long-term prisoners and is one of the largest prisons in the state.

From 1900 to 1972, Dannemora also contained the Dannemora Hospital for the Criminally Insane (also known by other names). This facility was used afterwards for a variety of prison programs by the Department of Corrections. As a result, Dannemora has become a synonym among many in New York for the place where the criminally insane go.

Geography[edit]

Dannemora is located at 44°43′15″N 73°43′8″W / 44.72083°N 73.71889°W / 44.72083; -73.71889 (44.720878, -73.718904).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all land.

Dannemora is within the Adirondack Park except for the state prison.

New York State Route 374, an east-west highway passes through the village as Cook Street.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,129 people, 469 households, and 326 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,423.2 people per square mile (1,317.5/km²). There were 516 housing units at an average density of 427.8 per square mile (164.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 49.07% White, 37.95% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 10.49% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.65% of the population.[3]

There were 469 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.[3]

In the village the population was spread out with 8.9% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 58.2% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 525.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 682.1 males.[3]

The median income for a household in the village was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $47,019. Males had a median income of $24,753 versus $24,286 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,872. About 13.5% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.[3]

Note: The census counts prisoners based on where they are incarcerated.[4] With the all-male state prison in Dannemora,[5] the data presented is likely to be skewed in comparison with the general village population and the population of neighboring non-prison towns, particularly with regard to ethnicity and the female:male ratio, because a disproportionate percentage of the prison population is male and black or Hispanic.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hosserudkullen.se/forskning/dannemora_se.html
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Counting prisoners". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Facility Listing". NYS Department of Correctional Services. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  6. ^ Richburg, Keith B. (2009-04-26). "Before Census, a Debate Over Prisoners". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-07-12. "You have a disproportionately black and Hispanic male population that is counted in the wrong spot." 

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