Northville, Fulton County, New York
|Northville, New York|
|Village of Northville|
|• Total||1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)|
|• Land||1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||807 ft (246 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0958987|
The site of the village was first settled around 1786, but areas south of the village were settled around 1762. The village was once on high ground next to the Sacandaga River valley. When the Sacandaga Reservoir was flooded in 1930, that valley became an arm of the Great Sacandaga Lake.
Northville was incorporated in 1873, setting itself off from the Town of Northampton. The Conklingville Dam, finished in 1929, brought about the expansion of the Great Sacandaga Lake to the edge of the village.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (24.65%) is water.
The village is just east of New York State Route 30, connected to the highway by a bridge over the Sacandaga River, and is also serviced by County Roads 143, 149, and 153.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,139 people, 495 households, and 316 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,070.9 people per square mile (414.9/km2). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 562.2 per square mile (217.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.07% White, 0.44% African American, 0.70% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.
There were 495 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $37,566, and the median income for a family was $44,792. Males had a median income of $30,391 versus $21,771 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,808. About 10.1% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.
In popular culture
- Northville was the setting of a 1997 two-part episode of the television series The X-Files. In the two episodes, Tempus Fugit and Max, a passenger plane carrying a former alien abductee, crashed into the ground near the village of Northville. Mulder and Scully were called to investigate after reports of the plane being forced down by a U.F.O. The X-Files team investigates and soon discovers a UFO at the bottom of the Great Sacandaga Lake. The production was only set in Northville; it was not filmed there, although the production crew did research and contact the village government for specific information regarding police vehicles, maps, etc. The idea for this two-part episode is said to have been based on a Massachusetts Air National Guard plane crash that occurred on September 17, 1986 in the town of Wells, Hamiliton County, New York, which is approximately 10 miles north of Northville. Four planes were involved in the training mission and two of the four crashed into the Adirondack mountains killing one pilot and injuring the other.