New Berlin, New York
|New Berlin, New York|
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, New Berlin, NY
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town Supervisor||Ross P. Iannello (Open Door)|
|• Town Council|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST)|
The first settler arrived around 1790. The Town of New Berlin was founded by a partition of the Town of Norwich in 1807. In 1821 the town changed its name to "Lancaster," but returned to "New Berlin" the next year. In 1853, part of the town was lost in the creation of the Town of Sherburne.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.7 square miles (120.9 km²), of which, 46.4 square miles (120.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.
New York State Route 8, a north-south highway, intersects New York State Route 80 north of New Berlin village at Five Corners. New York State Route 23 is an east-west highway running east from Norwich.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,803 people, 1,083 households, and 737 families residing in the town. The population density was 60.4 people per square mile (23.3/km²). There were 1,358 housing units at an average density of 29.3 per square mile (11.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.
There were 1,083 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $27,411 versus $21,348 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,546. About 10.5% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in the Town of New Berlin
- Amblerville – A hamlet northwest of South New Berlin.
- Chenango Lake – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town, adjacent to a lake also named "Chenango Lake."
- Davis Crossing – A hamlet south of New Berlin village on NY-8.
- Five Corners – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town, north of New Berlin village.
- Holmesville – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town, south of South New Berlin on Route 8.
- Hunt's Pond State Park – A small state park in the western part of the town.
- New Berlin – The Village of New Berlin is located on NY-8 by the east town line and the Unadilla River.
- New Berlin Center – A former community by the east town line.
- Sages Crossing – A hamlet near the east town line on NY-8.
- South New Berlin – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town on NY-8.