Earlville, New York
|Earlville, New York|
|• Total||1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)|
|• Land||1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,099 ft (335 m)|
|• Density||790/sq mi (310/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0948958|
The Village of Earlville lies on the border between Madison County and Chenango County and is partly in each county. The village is in the Town of Sherburne and the Town of Hamilton. The east-west thoroughfare, Main Street, runs along the county line.
The regionally famous Earlville Opera House Multi-Arts Center houses a Historic Landmark theater, two art galleries, an arts cafe, and an artisan gift shop.
The area was first settled around 1792 and was originally called "Forks" or "Madison Forks" until the current name was adopted around 1835 after development of the Chenango Canal. It was named for the builder of the Chenango Canal. After canal transportation waned, railroad service helped community commerce.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²).None of the area is covered with water.
New York State Route 12B, a north-south highway, crosses in the center of the village. It is divide along East and West Main Streets into two counties (Madison and Chenango); and divided into four townships along East, West, North and South Main Streets (Towns of Hamilton, Sherburne, Lebanon and Eaton).
As of the census of 2000, there were 791 people, 298 households, and 219 families residing in the village. The population density was 729.4 people per square mile (282.8/km²). There were 329 housing units at an average density of 303.4 per square mile (117.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.99% White, 0.25% Asian, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.
There were 298 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the village the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $33,654. Males had a median income of $27,381 versus $24,038 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,383. About 9.0% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.
Earlville is known for its lovely historical Victorian homes and Second Empire Mansard roofs. Homes often have traditionally vibrant colors popular for "painted ladies" of the era.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 112.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Official Site of the Village of Earlville
- Village of Earlville information, history, news, weather
- Earlville History and Quincy Square Museum
- Earlville Free Library's Cemetery Records on New York Heritage Digital Collections
- Earlville Opera House
- Earlville United Methodist Church
- Zenith Egg Grader, manufactured in Earlville, New York
- Local Historical Homes