Brookfield, New York

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Brookfield, New York
Brookfield, New York is located in New York
Brookfield, New York
Brookfield, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°48′16″N 75°20′41″W / 42.80444°N 75.34472°W / 42.80444; -75.34472Coordinates: 42°48′16″N 75°20′41″W / 42.80444°N 75.34472°W / 42.80444; -75.34472
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyMadison
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorJohn J. Salka (R)
 • Town Council
Members' List
Area
 • Total78.01 sq mi (202.05 km2)
 • Land77.81 sq mi (201.54 km2)
 • Water0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
Elevation
1,473 ft (449 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,545
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
2,422
 • Density31.13/sq mi (12.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
13314
Area code(s)315
FIPS code36-053-08587
GNIS feature ID0978757

Brookfield is a town in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 2,403 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Brookfield is located in the southeastern part of the county. The county agricultural fair is held here every year.

History[edit]

The town was first settled circa 1791.

The Town of Brookfield was established in 1795 from part of the town of Paris, but part was removed in 1805 to form the Town of Columbus, all this taking place while it was still part of Chenango County.

Geography[edit]

The northern town line is the border of Oneida County, and the southern town boundary is the border of Chenango County. The eastern town line is the border of Otsego County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 78.0 square miles (202 km2), of which 77.9 square miles (202 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.13%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18204,240
18304,3673.0%
18403,695−15.4%
18503,585−3.0%
18603,7294.0%
18703,565−4.4%
18803,6853.4%
18903,262−11.5%
19002,726−16.4%
19102,403−11.8%
19202,092−12.9%
19301,750−16.3%
19401,703−2.7%
19501,8418.1%
19601,9908.1%
19702,0643.7%
19802,037−1.3%
19902,2259.2%
20002,4038.0%
20102,5455.9%
2016 (est.)2,422[2]−4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,403 people, 877 households, and 658 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.8 people per square mile (11.9/km2). There were 1,041 housing units at an average density of 13.4 per square mile (5.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.29% White, 0.54% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 877 households, out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,000 and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $26,462 versus $19,226 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,719. About 10.4% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Communities and locations in Brookfield[edit]

  • Brookfield – The hamlet of Brookfield is in the eastern part of the town on Route 80.
  • Button Falls – A waterfall located southwest of Leonardsville on Button Creek.
  • Guideboard – A hamlet west of Brookfield village on Route 80.
  • Leonardsville – A hamlet near the eastern town line.
  • Marsh Corners – A location in the southwestern part of the town.
  • Moscow Hill – A hamlet in the western part of the town on Route 95.
  • North Brookfield – A hamlet in the northwestern part of the town.
  • River Forks – A location in the northeastern corner of the town.
  • South Brookfield – A hamlet in the southeastern corner of the town.
  • West Brookfield – A hamlet north of Moscow Hill, near the western town line.
  • West Edmeston – A hamlet on the eastern town line, partially situated in the Town of Edmeston.

Education[edit]

  • Brookfield has one school, the Brookfield Central School, and it instructs grades K-12.
  • The Brookfield Central School mascot is the Beaver.
  • The 1983 Brookfield Central School boys varsity basketball team won the Section III Class D state championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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