Warrensburg, New York

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Warrensburg
Town
Location of Warrensburg in Warren County
Location of Warrensburg in Warren County
Warrensburg is located in New York
Warrensburg
Warrensburg
Location of Warrensburg in New York
Coordinates: 43°29′48″N 73°46′30″W / 43.49667°N 73.77500°W / 43.49667; -73.77500Coordinates: 43°29′48″N 73°46′30″W / 43.49667°N 73.77500°W / 43.49667; -73.77500
Country United States
State New York
County Warren
Established 1813
Government
 • Supervisor Kevin B. Geraghty
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 4,255
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) DST (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 12885
Area code(s) 518
Website www.townofwarrensburg.org

Warrensburg is a town in Warren County, New York, USA. It is centrally located in the county, west of Lake George. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2] The town population was 4,255 at the 2000 census.[1] Like the county, the town is named after General Joseph Warren. U.S. Route 9 passes through the town, which is immediately west of Interstate 87 (The Northway). According to the 2000 United States Census, the town's main hamlet, also recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP), comprises less than one-fifth of the town's total area, yet has about 75% of the town's population.[1] The Warrensburg CDP's population density is more than fourteen times that of the town outside the CDP.[1]

History[edit]

  • The town was first settled near Warrensburg hamlet around 1790.
  • The town was established in 1813 by a division of the original town of Thurman, leaving a remainder called "Athol."
  • The James Fenimore Cooper novel, The Last of the Mohicans, was written in a second story storefront-apartment along what is now Main Street (US 9) in Warrensburg.
  • It is commonly referred to as the home to the World's Largest Garage Sale.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 64.8 square miles (168.0 km²), of which, 63.7 square miles (165.0 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it (1.74%) is water.

The west town line is the Hudson River. The Schroon River empties into the Hudson by the west town line.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,255 people, 1,718 households, and 1,166 families residing in the town. The population density was 66.8 people per square mile (25.8/km²). There were 2,148 housing units at an average density of 33.7 per square mile (13.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.14% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.[1]

There were 1,718 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.[1]

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.[1]

The median income for a household in the town was $30,873, and the median income for a family was $34,890. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,343. About 13.7% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.[1]

Events of interest[edit]

  • The Worlds Largest Garage Sale – An annual flea market event held in early October. Vendors and locals line the streets with their wares and people come from miles around to sample, shop, and amble. Worlds Largest Garage Sale
  • Smoke-eaters Jamborie – An annual summer event, July 27–28. Live music, games and food. Adirondack Event List

Communities and locations[edit]

  • Forest Lake Camp for Boys and Girls - FLC is a traditional overnight summer camp for boys and girls located on the Warrensburg and Chestertown lines. It has been around since 1926 and was built on the old stage coach road that went through town.
  • Riverbank – A hamlet on the town line in the northeast part of the town.
  • Warrensburg – The hamlet of Warrensburg is located near the east town line on Route 9. The community is at the Schroon River and is the only significant settlement in the town.
  • Warrensburg Museum of History – The Museum opened July 11, 2009 after having been closed for more than five years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, with FIPS Codes". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2009. 

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