Earlville, New York

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Not to be confused with Earlville, a hamlet in the town of Chateaugay, New York.
Earlville, New York
Village
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Earlville, New York is located in New York
Earlville, New York
Earlville, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°44′28″N 75°32′38″W / 42.74111°N 75.54389°W / 42.74111; -75.54389Coordinates: 42°44′28″N 75°32′38″W / 42.74111°N 75.54389°W / 42.74111; -75.54389
Country United States
State New York
Counties Madison, Chenango
Area
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 872
 • Density 790/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13332
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-21523
GNIS feature ID 0948958
Website www.villageofearlville.com

Earlville is a village in New York, United States. The population was 872 at the 2010 census. The village is named after Jonas Earl, a canal commissioner.[1]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Earlville became an incorporated village in 1887. The Earlville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[2] The Earlville Opera House was listed in 1973.[2]

Geography[edit]

Earlville is located at 42°44′28″N 75°32′38″W / 42.74111°N 75.54389°W / 42.74111; -75.54389 (42.741079, -75.543827),[3] positioned between the East and West branches of the Chenango River.

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).

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] 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 Homes[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 112. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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