Stamford (village), New York

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Stamford, New York
Village
Stamford, New York is located in New York
Stamford, New York
Stamford, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°25′N 74°37′W / 42.417°N 74.617°W / 42.417; -74.617Coordinates: 42°25′N 74°37′W / 42.417°N 74.617°W / 42.417; -74.617
Country United States
State New York
County Delaware
Government
 • Type Mayor/Board of Trustees
 • Mayor Mike Jacobs
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,818 ft (554 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,119
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12167
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-70618
GNIS feature ID 0966210
Website http://www.stamfordny.com/

Stamford is a village in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 1,119 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Stamford is located partly in the Town of Stamford and partly in the Town of Harpersfield. The village is on routes 23 and 10. The village has termed itself the "Queen of the Catskills."

History[edit]

The area was visited by farmers and trappers in the 18th century. By the early part of the 20th century Stamford reached its peak as a tourist area, mostly aided by the arrival of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad from Kingston in 1872. (Passenger service lasted until March 31, 1954; freight service until September 28, 1976.) The village was incorporated in 1870.

Geography[edit]

Stamford is located at 42°25′N 74°37′W / 42.417°N 74.617°W / 42.417; -74.617 (42.4116, -74.6189).[1]

The village is in the Catskill Mountains.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,265 people, 496 households, and 290 families residing in the village. The population density was 954.3 people per square mile (367.2/km²). There were 621 housing units at an average density of 468.5 per square mile (180.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.55% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.64% of the population.

There were 496 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,664, and the median income for a family was $38,864. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,012. About 9.4% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions[edit]

Observatory atop Mount Utsayantha in Stamford, New York, USA.

The Village of Stamford is a stop on the Catskill Scenic Trail[3] and home of the Headwaters Trails.[4] Also located in Stamford is Mount Utsayantha, which includes an observatory and a viewing tower. It is a popular destination for hang-gliding enthusiasts.[5]

A fire lookout tower on Mount Utsayantha in Stamford, New York, USA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ catskillscenictrail.org
  4. ^ headwaterstrailsny.org
  5. ^ localhikes.com

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