Hermon, New York
|• Total||54.2 sq mi (140 km2)|
|• Land||53.4 sq mi (138 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2 km2) 1.38%|
|• Density||20/sq mi (7.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Settlement began around 1805.
The town was established in 1830 as the "Town of Depeau" from the Towns of De Kalb and Edwards. The town changed its name to Hermon, after a post office in the town, in 1834 due to the presence of another location named after Francis Depeau. In 1852, Hermon arrived at its current dimensions after losing a small part from its southeast corner to the Town of Edwards.
The community of Hermon set itself off from the town in 1887 by incorporating as a village.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.2 square miles (140.4 km²), of which, 53.4 square miles (138.4 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (1.38%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,069 people, 398 households, and 284 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.0 people per square mile (7.7/km²). There were 591 housing units at an average density of 11.1 per square mile (4.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.22% White, 0.75% Black or African American, 0.65% Asian, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.
There were 398 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% 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 3.04.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,500, and the median income for a family was $35,813. Males had a median income of $31,726 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,736. About 15.0% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.0% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in the Town of Hermon
- Fairbanks Corners – A location at the east town line on County Road 21.
- Hermon – The Village of Hemon in the northern part of the town on County Road 17.
- Kents Corners – A hamlet southwest of Hermon village, located in the northeast part of Hermon at the junction of County Roads 19 and 20.
- Marshville – A hamlet south of Hermon village. The name comes from Horatio Marsh, an early settler.
- Trout Lake – A lake in the south part of the town.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 155.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.