Sidney (village), New York
|Sidney, New York|
|• Total||2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)|
|• Land||2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||991 ft (302 m)|
|• Density||1,600/sq mi (640/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0965212|
The Village of Sidney is in west part of the Town of Sidney.
- Edward Howell, former US Congressman
The village is on the south shore of the Susquehanna River.
Sidney is located at (42.308175, -75.396465).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km2), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.1 km2) of it is land and 0.42% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,068 people, 1,748 households, and 1,054 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,722.7 people per square mile (665.5/km2). There were 1,951 housing units at an average density of 826.2 per square mile (319.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.99% White, 0.91% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.
There were 1,748 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% 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 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $27,411, and the median income for a family was $31,734. Males had a median income of $28,596 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,123. About 15.4% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.
The Great Flood of 2006
In June 2006, Sidney, along with other parts of New York and Pennsylvania, was hit by severe flooding. Carr's Creek washed out a 50-foot-long (15 m) section of Interstate 88 near Sidney. Around 6:20 am on Wednesday, June 28, two trucks from different directions drove into the chasm, apparently unaware of it, killing both drivers. David Swingle, 42, of Waverly, New York, who was driving westbound, was identified shortly after the accident. The eastbound trucker was Patrick O'Connell, 55, of Lisbon, Maine. His body was found downstream several days after the water receded.
The New York State Department of Transportation finished preliminary repairs on I-88 by the end of 2006. However, due to the settling of the roadways, more construction was needed. Additional construction was completed within the next year due to the settling of the highway.
The village itself was also flooded, particularly the westernmost part of the town on the south side of the Susquehanna River. Hardest hit were parts of Willow, Maple, Oak, Winegard, Bridge, and River Streets, some of which took on over four feet of muddy water during the flood, and repairs to many of the homes found therein are ongoing. Many other areas were also affected. The entire downtown area north of the railroad tracks was also evacuated due to the rising levels of the Susquehanna River.
- "Profile for Sidney, New York". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
- "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.