New Hartford, New York

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New Hartford, New York
Town
New Hartford - Oneida 24A.jpg
Entering New Hartford and Oneida County along County Route 24A.
Country United States
State New York
County Oneida
Population 22,166 (2010)
Town Supervisor Patrick Tyksinski (R)
Timezone EST
 - summer (DST) EDT

New Hartford is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 22,166. The name of New Hartford was provided by a settler family from Hartford, Connecticut.

The Town of New Hartford contains a village, also named New Hartford. New Hartford is the largest suburb of Utica, New York, which is located directly north of the town and village.

History[edit]

The name "New Hartford" was given to the small town by the Kellog family who arrived from Hartford, CT, in 1772, becoming the very first settlers.

The Town of New Hartford was settled in 1788 by Jedediah Sanger, who was 37 years old. Sanger bought 1,000 acres 4 km²) of land at fifty cents per acre. The first building, his home, went up in 1789. He and his family then set upon building a saw mill, and later a grist mill in 1790. The country's first ingrain loom and the first cut nails were manufactured by Sanger.

The second cotton mill in New York state, the New Hartford Manufacturing Co. was incorporated on March 9, 1810. As the town grew, it incorporated hotels, a blacksmith, a harness shop, a bakery, a drug store, and a draper each in his own building.

For its early years, New Hartford had no governmental organization, and was one of the many communities within the Town of Whitestown. It was not until 42 years later that there was local government: the Town of New Hartford was formed from part of Whitestown in 1827.

New Hartford's high school[edit]

New Hartford's high school, New Hartford Senior High, was voted number 129 in the top schools in the country by Newsweek.[1] As of now, the New Hartford Perry Jr. High is a Blue Ribbon School.[clarification needed] The school offers fourteen Advanced Placement courses including European History, United States History, Macro Economics, Comparative Government, Psychology, English Language, English Literature, French, Spanish, Music Theory, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus AB and Calculus BC. In 2004, New Hartford's AP European History program was recognized as the strongest program in the world for the school's size.[2] In addition to the Advanced Placement language courses, New Hartford also offers four years of language instruction in German, French, Spanish, Latin, and two years of Mandarin Chinese.[3]

New Hartford High School offers a variety of clubs, including its Model United Nations Club, Photography Club, Ecology Club, Masque, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Film Makers Club, and Yearbook Club.

New Hartford has strong music programs boasting multiple awards. New Hartford's junior high has three bands, two orchestras, and several choir and chorale groups. The high school has a similar number of music groups. Every year, New Hartford's Masque drama club puts on a fall play and a spring musical.

New Hartford has three public elementary schools: Myles Elementary, Bradley Elementary formerly Oxford Rd. Elementary, and Hughes Elementary. Which school a student attends is determined by the student's geographic location, not by merit or other factors.

New Hartford's athletic teams have a fierce rivalry with the neighboring Whitesboro teams. New Hartford has enjoyed recent success, winning the Section 3 title for football as well as back to back Division II Ice Hockey State Championships in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. Also including 5 more State Championships in 1990, 1994, 1997, 2000, and 2007. The 2006-2007 basketball team won the Section 3 title. Furthermore, the New Hartford Boys Varsity Soccer Team has won the State Title in 2004 and becoming State Finalists, losing in the last match to Comsowogue, in 2009. The New Hartford Gymnastics team has also captured the sectional championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. The Varsity Football program also won Section III Titles from 1987-1990, and in 1993.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.5 square miles (66 km2), of which, 25.4 square miles (66 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.39%) is water.

The east town line is the border of the Town of Litchfield, NY and the Town of Frankfort, NY in Herkimer County.

New Hartford has become the retail mecca of Oneida County, NY offering multiple strip malls and an enclosed mall within the town and village limits. The retail includes; The Orchard, Consumer Square, New Hartford Shopping Center, Sangertown Square Mall, with additional free standing shops.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 21,172 people, 8,601 households, and 5,625 families residing in the town. The population density was 834.1 people per square mile (322.1/km². There were 9,084 housing units at an average density of 357.9 per square mile 138.2/km². The racial makeup of the town was 96.03% White, 0.80% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 8,601 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,991, and the median income for a family was $60,843. Males had a median income of $40,046 versus $28,532 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,528. About 3.4% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

42% of New Hartford residents ages 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Communities and locations in New Hartford[edit]

  • Chadwicks – A hamlet near the south town line.
  • New Hartford – The Village of New Hartford is in the western part of the town.
  • Washington Mills – A hamlet south of New Hartford village on NY 8.
  • New York Mills – A village north of New Hartford village with land and a separate school district located in both the town of New Hartford and the town of Whitestown.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ AP European History (APEH# - Accolades for APEH!
  3. ^ Academic Information - World Language Courses
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Andy Van Slyke at Baseball-Reference.com

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°4′9″N 75°17′18″W / 43.06917°N 75.28833°W / 43.06917; -75.28833