Whitesboro, New York
|Whitesboro, New York|
Commercial buildings in Whitesboro
|• Total||1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)|
|• Land||1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||423 ft (129 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0971160|
The Village of Whitesboro is inside the Town of Whitestown.
The village was first settled circa 1784. The village was incorporated in 1813. The Whitesboro seal displays a notable friendly  wrestling match between founder Hugh White and a local Oneida chief.
The older part of the village was bordered by the Erie Canal and the village's Main Street. When the canal was filled in the first half of the 20th century, Oriskany Boulevard was built over the filled-in canal. The streets that connect the two roads form the oldest part of the village.
Ice skating was once popular on the Erie Canal, and once covered with ice, the residents used the Flagg Street Playground in the winter to ice skate. The fire department in the 1950s-1980s would spray water on a large area of the several acre playground, and most of the village would come out and skate. A large portion of the village would participate. In the early 1980s, the skating was stopped for insurance reasons.
Whitesboro is located at (43.124, -75.296).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land. The Sauquoit Creek runs through the village.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,943 people, 1,778 households, and 992 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,675.4 people per square mile (1,422.8/km²). There were 1,921 housing units at an average density of 1,790.6 per square mile (693.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.69% White, 0.53% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.
There were 1,778 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $31,947, and the median income for a family was $42,741. Males had a median income of $29,408 versus $25,865 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,386. About 12.5% of families and 13.5% of the population were
- Robert Esche, professional ice hockey goaltender, currently with the Aq Bars Kazan and formerly with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers
- William A. Moseley, former US Congressman
- Mark Mowers, professional ice hockey winger
- Mark Lemke, former Major League baseball player with the Atlanta Braves
- William Whipple Warren, 19th-century historian of the Ojibwe and Minnesota Territory legislator, attended school at the Oneida Institute
- Philo White, former Wisconsin state senator, U.S. diplomat
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