Oriskany Falls, New York

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Oriskany Falls, New York
Village
Oriskany Falls, New York is located in New York
Oriskany Falls, New York
Oriskany Falls, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°56′17″N 75°27′46″W / 42.93806°N 75.46278°W / 42.93806; -75.46278Coordinates: 42°56′17″N 75°27′46″W / 42.93806°N 75.46278°W / 42.93806; -75.46278
Country United States
State New York
County Oneida
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 732
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13425
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-55376
GNIS feature ID 0959483

Oriskany Falls is a village in Oneida County, New York in the United States. The population was 732 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a waterfall on a nearby stream.

The Village of Oriskany Falls is in the southeast section of the Town of Augusta and partly overlaps the Town of Marshall. The community is at the intersection of Routes 12B and 26, which share a brief concurrency within the village and south to Bouckville.

History[edit]

The community was first settled around 1794. It was originally known as Cassety Hollow, and was incorporated as the Village of Oriskany Falls in the 1880s.

In the mid and late 1900s, Mr. George Tucker owned a large portion of the town, which he donated to the people, including a church and the local store, "Tucker's Big M." The store, however, was sold in 2004 to the "Shur-Fine" corporation, who had a gas station put in and remodeled the storefront, and then again in 2006 to brothers-in-law Badal Singh and Sukhminder Singh, natives of India.

The First Congregational Free Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

Geography[edit]

Oriskany Falls is located at 42°56′17″N 75°27′46″W / 42.93806°N 75.46278°W / 42.93806; -75.46278 (42.938088, -75.462893).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

The village is located on Oriskany Creek and is near the border of Madison County.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 698 people, 292 households, and 178 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,423.1 people per square mile (550.0/km²). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 681.0 per square mile (263.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.14% White, 0.57% African American, 0.29% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 292 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,716, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $31,029 versus $23,906 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,215. About 11.6% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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