Ashland, Greene County, New York

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Ashland, Greene County,
New York
Town
Location in Greene County and the state of New York.
Location in Greene County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 42°19′17″N 74°20′21″W / 42.32139°N 74.33917°W / 42.32139; -74.33917
Country United States
State New York
County Greene
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Richard E. Tompkins (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 26.0 sq mi (67.3 km2)
 • Land 26.0 sq mi (67.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,932 ft (589 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 784
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12407
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-02803
GNIS feature ID 0978692

Ashland is a town in Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 784 at the 2010 census.[1] Ashland is in the northwest part of the county.

History[edit]

Early settlements were abandoned during the American Revolution, but the town was re-settled in 1788. The town was created from parts of the towns of Windham and Prattsville in 1848.

In 1890, the population was 560.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.0 square miles (67 km2), all of it land.

The town is at the north border of the Catskill Park. The north town line is the border of Schoharie County.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,290
1860 1,212 −6.0%
1870 992 −18.2%
1880 899 −9.4%
1890 787 −12.5%
1900 692 −12.1%
1910 640 −7.5%
1920 560 −12.5%
1930 482 −13.9%
1940 566 17.4%
1950 542 −4.2%
1960 548 1.1%
1970 397 −27.6%
1980 744 87.4%
1990 803 7.9%
2000 752 −6.4%
2010 784 4.3%
Est. 2014 773 [2] −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 752 people, 304 households, and 214 families residing in the town. The population density was 29.0 people per square mile (11.2/km²). There were 603 housing units at an average density of 23.2 per square mile (9.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.21% White, 0.53% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.53% Asian, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.93% of the population.

There were 304 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,357, and the median income for a family was $42,031. Males had a median income of $34,750 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,029. About 9.8% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Ashland[edit]

  • Ashland – The hamlet of Ashland is in the south part of the town on Route 23. It is located at the edge of the Catskill Park and at the south town line. An early name for the community was "Scienceville".
  • Batavia Creek – A west-flowing stream that passes Ashland village.
  • Four Corners – A hamlet on the west town line.
  • North Settlement – A hamlet northeast of Ashland village, located on Route 10 by the east town line.
  • West Settlement – A hamlet northwest of Ashland village, located on Route 10.

Coordinates: 42°18′13″N 74°20′01″W / 42.30361°N 74.33361°W / 42.30361; -74.33361

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ashland town, Greene County, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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