Walton (village), New York

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Walton is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°10′11″N 75°7′49″W / 42.16972°N 75.13028°W / 42.16972; -75.13028Coordinates: 42°10′11″N 75°7′49″W / 42.16972°N 75.13028°W / 42.16972; -75.13028
Country United States
State New York
County Delaware
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,207 ft (368 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,088
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13856
Area code(s) 607 Exchange: 865
FIPS code 36-78036[1]
GNIS feature ID 0970747[2]

Walton is a village in the town of Walton, Delaware County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 3,088.[1]

Walton is the home to the annual Delaware County Fair, which is typically held in August.[3][citation needed]

There are three primary and secondary schools in Walton: Townsend Elementary School, Mack Middle School, and O'Neill High School.[4]


It is the location of the Gardiner Place Historic District, U.S. Post Office, and Christ Episcopal Church, and the Walton Theatre, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Walton is the birthplace of William Butler Ogden (born 15 June 1805), the first mayor of Chicago and a founder of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad line, among other things.[6][7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (1.25%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,070 people, 1,366 households, and 818 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,945.2 people per square mile (750.2/km2). There were 1,514 housing units at an average density of 959.3 per square mile (370.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.92% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 1,366 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,550, and the median income for a family was $40,122. Males had a median income of $26,744 versus $19,839 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,269. About 8.0% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.



Walton was the setting for the documentary "A Matter of Life and Breath" [1] a film about spiritual teacher Leonard Orr and his attempts to start a spiritual community in Walton.

Notable person[edit]

Joel Tyler Headley was a 19th-century author, historian, newspaper editor, and New York politician who was born in Walton.


  1. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/place/Walton,+NY+13856/@42.166988,-75.1314805,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89db7835897e4691:0x911622553e86a1ef?hl=en
  4. ^ http://www.waltoncsd.org/
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  6. ^ Downard, William L. "William Butler Ogden and the Growth of Chicago," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Spring 1982 (vol. 75, no. 1) pp. 47-60. http://dig.lib.niu.edu/ISHS/ishs-1982spring/ishs-1982spring.html
  7. ^ Harpster, Jack. (2009) The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago: A Biography of William B. Ogden, Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press http://ogdenbooks.jackharpster.com/william_ogden.htm

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