New York Mills, New York
|New York Mills, New York|
|• Total||1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)|
|• Land||1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||466 ft (142 m)|
|• Density||2,807.6/sq mi (1,084.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0958479|
There were three mills which gave the village its name. They dated from around 1808 and closed in the 1950s. The Middle Mill Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
New York Mills (Images of America) (ISBN 978-0738597584) by James S. Pula and Eugene E. Dziedzic provide a detailed history on the village in their book:
New York Mills, named for the textile factories that were once the backbone of the surrounding villages economy, ranked among the foremost producers of quality fabrics in the country. Originally a wilderness area just south of the Mohawk River, the community began with a few scattered homes after the establishment of a small textile mill in 1808. Nourished by a growing economy, the village attracted a mosaic of Welsh and French-Canadian workers in the 19th century, followed by Poles, Syro-Lebanese, and Italians in the early 20th century. A hotbed of abolitionism in the antebellum years, it sent high percentages of its residents off to the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. In 1912 and 1916, its Polish residents founded a union and led textile strikes that were considered the most successful in the nation at that time. With the eventual closing of the mills in the 1950s, residents found employment in the surrounding area as the village evolved into a stable and prosperous suburban community.
Annual Bell Festival
Every year New York Mills holds its annual Bell Fest. This is where the whole community gets together and celebrates yet another great year in New York Mills history with food, fun, and fireworks as the traditional ending.
Notable people from New York Mills
- Lewis A. Brigham, represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1879 to 1881
- Robin Curtis, actress
- Ed Furgol, winner of 1954 US Open at Baltusrol, champion golfer who overcame an unbending left arm from a broken elbow at age 12
- Marty Furgol, PGA golfer (unrelated to Ed Furgol)
- Charles Doolittle Walcott, paleontologist
- Frederic C. Walcott, United States Senator representing Connecticut from 1929 to 1935
New York Mills is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.
The village is south of the Mohawk River. Some of the surrounding towns and cities near New York Mills include Whitesboro, Utica, Yorkville, and New Hartford.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,191 people, 1,550 households, and 806 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,807.6 people per square mile (1,080.7/km2). There were 1,633 housing units at an average density of 1,436.8 per square mile (553.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.21% White, 0.38% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.
There were 1,550 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the village the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $30,993, and the median income for a family was $39,779. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $29,844 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,793. About 8.6% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Lewis Alexander Brigham, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 14, 2007.
- WALCOTT, Frederic Collin, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 4, 2009.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- New York Mills Union Free School website
- so ya think ya know New York Mills
- New York Mills at Epodunk