Lloyd, New York
|Lloyd, New York|
|• Total||33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)|
|• Land||31.7 sq mi (82.2 km2)|
|• Water||1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|Elevation||315 ft (96 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979162|
The Town of Lloyd is located in the eastern part of Ulster County. U.S. Route 9W runs north and south in the eastern part of the town. The concurrent U.S. Route 44 and NY 55 pass through the southeast corner of the town. NY 299 also runs east-west across town. Lloyd is on the opposite side of the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie, New York, to which it is linked by the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
The town of Lloyd was formed from the town of New Paltz, New York. It was created by an act of the New York State Legislature on April 15, 1845; the first town meeting was held three weeks later, on May 6. The first town officials were selected, including town supervisor Reuben Deyo, justices of the peace Silas Saxton, John B. Howell, and John L. Deyo, with Hasbrouck Lefevre as town clerk.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.4 square miles (87 km2), of which, 31.7 square miles (82 km2) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it (4.91%) is water.
The lowest point in the town is the shore of the Hudson River, which is at sea level. The highest point is the summit of Illinois Mountain, at 1,125 feet (343 m). Illinois Mountain is part of the Marlboro Mountains, which bisect the town from north to south.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,941 people, 3,626 households, and 2,429 families residing in the town. The population density was 313.3 people per square mile (121.0/km²). There were 3,818 housing units at an average density of 120.3 per square mile (46.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.29% White, 5.22% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.07% of the population.
There were 3,626 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 25.0% 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 2.54 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,686, and the median income for a family was $61,584. Males had a median income of $40,774 versus $30,286 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,299. About 5.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Lloyd, NY
- Chodikee Lake – A small lake near the north town line.
- Clintondale Station – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
- Elting Corners – A hamlet west of Lloyd village on Route 299.
- Highland – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on Route 9W.
- Highland Landing – A location southeast of Highland by the Hudson River.
- Lloyd – The hamlet of Lloyd is in the south-central part of the town on Route 299.
- Oakes – A location in the southeast part of the town.
- Sylvester 1880, p. 127
- "Illinois Mountain Summit - New York Mountain Peak Information". Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Sylvester, Nathaniel Bartlett (1880). History of Ulster County, New York, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers: Part Second: History of the Towns of Ulster County. Philadelphia, PA: Everts & Peck. OCLC 2385957.
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