Central Square, New York

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Central Square, New York
Location in Oswego County and the state of New York.
Location in Oswego County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 43°17′3″N 76°8′46″W / 43.28417°N 76.14611°W / 43.28417; -76.14611Coordinates: 43°17′3″N 76°8′46″W / 43.28417°N 76.14611°W / 43.28417; -76.14611
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
449 ft (137 m)
 • Total1,848
 • Estimate 
 • Density970/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)315
FIPS code36-13585
GNIS feature ID0946322

Central Square is a village in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 1,848 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Central Square is located in the south part of the Town of Hastings on Route 49 and U.S. Route 11. The village is west of Interstate 81. The village is northwest of Oneida Lake.


The site was the crossing of Native American trails that became crossroads of the early settlers.[citation needed] Central Square was first called "Loomis Corners" after Chester Loomis, who built a hotel there. Later, the community also became a railroad junction.[2]

The village was incorporated in 1890.[2]

The central part of the village was devastated by a fire in 1929.[2]


Central Square is located at 43°17′3″N 76°8′46″W / 43.28417°N 76.14611°W / 43.28417; -76.14611 (43.284082, -76.146004).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

The village of Central Square is part of the Central Square School District.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,795[1]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,646 people, 752 households, and 430 families residing in the village. The population density was 888.2 people per square mile (343.5/km²). There were 796 housing units at an average density of 429.5 per square mile (166.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.06% White, 0.61% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 752 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $45,441. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $25,078 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,946. About 8.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Village of Central Square 2008 Comprehensive Plan" (PDF). Village of Central Square. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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