Glen, New York
|Glen, New York|
|• Type||Town council|
|• Town supervisor||Lawrence Coddington (R)|
|• Town council|
|• Total||39.3 sq mi (101.8 km2)|
|• Land||38.7 sq mi (100.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)|
|Elevation||591 ft (180 m)|
|• Density||64.9/sq mi (25.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC−05)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−04)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979002|
The Town of Glen is centrally located in the county, southwest of the City of Amsterdam.
Glen was inside the original Town of Mohawk, which was subdivided out of existence. Glen was first settled by European colonists in the 18th century, around 1725. The Town was formed in 1823 from the Town of Charleston.
In 1846, the community of Fultonville separated from the Town by incorporating as a village.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.3 sq mi (102 km2), of which, 38.7 sq mi (100 km2) of it is land and 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) of it (1.50%) is water.
The New York State Thruway crosses the north part of Glen at the south bank of the Mohawk River. New York State Route 5S parallels the Thruway. New York State Route 30A is a north-south highway that intersects New York State Route 161 at Glen village.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,222 people, 781 households, and 567 families residing in the town. The population density was 57.4 people per square mile (22.2/km²). There were 863 housing units at an average density of 22.3 per square mile (8.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.59% White, 1.98% African-American, 0.23% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 2.25% of the population.
There were 781 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,307, and the median income for a family was $44,674. Males had a median income of $32,473 versus $22,642 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,583. About 3.0% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under the age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Glen
- Auries Creek – A tributary of the Mohawk in the central part of Glen. The name is derived from a native who lived in the area.
- Auriesville – A hamlet on the Mohawk River in the northeast part of the town, on NY-5S. Believed to have been developed at the site of a Mohawk village known as Ossernenon, this was the site of the killings of Jesuit missionaries, one in 1642 and two in 1646, by Mohawk. They are among the eight North American Martyrs canonized in 1930 and venerated by the Roman Catholic Church.
- Fultonville – The Village of Fultonville is in the north part of the Town next to the Mohawk River at NY-5S and NY-30A.
- Glen – The hamlet of Glen is in the center of the Town; NY-30A goes through it. The community was originally called "Vorheesville" and "Five Corners." The Glen Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
- Square Barn Corners – A location between Fultonville and Glen village on NY-30A.
- Stone Ridge – A hamlet on the west town line, at the Mohawk River and NY-5S.
- Van Wie Creek – A tributary of the Mohawk in the northwest part of Glen.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 138.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Town of Glen, NY Website
- Historical Information for Town of Glen, NY
- Historical Information
- Fonda-Fultonville Local School District