Easton, New York

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Easton
Town
Easton is located in New York
Easton
Easton
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°1′49″N 73°32′14″W / 43.03028°N 73.53722°W / 43.03028; -73.53722Coordinates: 43°1′49″N 73°32′14″W / 43.03028°N 73.53722°W / 43.03028; -73.53722
Country United States
State New York
County Washington
Area
 • Total 63.2 sq mi (163.6 km2)
 • Land 62.3 sq mi (161.3 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 2,259
 • Density 36.3/sq mi (14.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-22656
GNIS feature ID 0978920

Easton is a town in southwestern Washington County, New York, United States along the county's western boundary. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2] The town population was 2,259 at the 2000 census.[1] The town is named after Easton, Connecticut.[citation needed] The town adopted English as its official language on July 6, 2010.[3]

History[edit]

The Baker-Merrill House and DeRidder Homestead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography[edit]

The west town line is defined by the Hudson River with Saratoga County on the opposite bank. The south town line is the border of Rensselaer County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 63.2 square miles (164 km2), of which, 62.3 square miles (161 km2) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it (1.44%) is water.

NY Route 40 is a north-south highway through the center of Easton, and NY Route 29 crosses the north of the town.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,259 people, 854 households, and 642 families residing in the town. The population density was 36.3 people per square mile (14.0/km²). There were 953 housing units at an average density of 15.3 per square mile (5.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.54% White, 0.53% African American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.[1]

There were 854 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.03.[1]

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.[1]

The median income for a household in the town was $43,194, and the median income for a family was $48,947. Males had a median income of $32,428 versus $24,569 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,998. About 3.4% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.[1]

Communities and locations in Easton[edit]

Communities[edit]

  • Archdale – A hamlet in the northeast part of town on County Road 74.
  • Barkers Grove – A hamlet in the south part of the town on NY-40.
  • Crandall Corners – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town on NY-40 at County Road 54
  • Easton – A hamlet located on NY-40, south of North Easton.
  • Vly Summit – A hamlet at the east town line, mainly in the town of Cambridge.
  • Greenwich – A village along the north town line that is also partially within the town of Greenwich.
  • Middle Falls – A hamlet at the north town line, mainly in the Town of Greenwich. The Easton Friends North Meetinghouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[4]
  • North Easton – A hamlet on NY-40 near the center of the town.
  • South Easton – A hamlet east of Barkers Grove.
  • Washington County Fairgrounds – A location west of the village of Greenwich.

Geographical locations[edit]

  • Battenkill – A tributary of the Hudson River that marks the north town line.
  • Ensign Brook – A small stream in the south part of the town emptying into the Hudson River.
  • Fly Creek – A small stream running northward from the east town line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, with FIPS Codes". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Easton too prefers English only". The Post Star. 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.