Turin, New York
|• Total||31.4 sq mi (81 km2)|
|• Land||31.2 sq mi (81 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|Population (Census 2010)|
|• Density||24/sq mi (9.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||979562|
Turin is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 761 at the 2010 census. Turin has a village, also named Turin. The town is south of Lowville, the county seat, and north of Rome, New York.
The town was first settled around 1797.
The town of Turin was established in 1800 from the town of Mexico (Oswego County). In 1803, part of Turin was used to create the town of Martinsburg. Another part of Turin was added to Martinsburg in 1819. The town of West Turin formed from another part of Turin in 1830.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81.3 km²), of which, 31.2 square miles (80.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 793 people, 296 households, and 227 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.4 people per square mile (9.8/km²). There were 417 housing units at an average density of 13.4 per square mile (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.37% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.13% of the population.
There were 296 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $41,364. Males had a median income of $27,000 versus $22,321 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,930. About 8.6% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in the Town of Turin
- Burdicks Crossing – A former location on the Black River.
- Glenfield – A hamlet near the Black River at the town line in the northeast part of the town.
- Gomer Hill – An elevation in the western part of Turin.
- House Creek – An east-flowing tributary of the Black River.
- Houseville – A hamlet on NY-26, north of Turin village. The community is named after its founder, Eleazer House.
- Snow Ridge Ski Area – A skiing area north of Turin village.
- Turin – A village on NY-26 near the south town line.
- Welch Hill – A hamlet by the south town line, west of Turin village.
- Whetstone Gulf State Park – A state park at the north town line, north of Houseville.
In popular culture
The real-world geographic coordinates of Turin, New York are found in an ancient temple beneath Rome, Italy in the "Da Vinci Disappearance" add-on mission for the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood video game. This has led to speculation about the town's potential significance in the Assassin's Creed series' fictional lore and backstory. The town of Turin, New York is the location of the grand temple in Assassin's Creed III.