Davenport, New York

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Davenport, New York
Town
Davenport is located in New York
Davenport
Davenport
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°26′53″N 74°55′19″W / 42.44806°N 74.92194°W / 42.44806; -74.92194
Country United States
State New York
County Delaware
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Dennis Valente (D)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 51.9 sq mi (134.5 km2)
 • Land 51.5 sq mi (133.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 1,240 ft (378 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,965
 • Density 57/sq mi (22.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13750
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-19763
GNIS feature ID 0978887

Davenport is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 2,965 at the 2010 census.[1] The town is in the northeast part of the county.

History[edit]

The town was formed in 1817 from part of the towns of Kortright and Meredith. Davenport is named after an early settler, John Davenport, who also became the first town supervisor.

Geography[edit]

The north town line is the border of Otsego County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.9 square miles (134.5 km2), of which 51.5 square miles (133.5 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km2), or 0.67%, is water.[1]

Charlotte Valley Central School is the only public school in Davenport. There are two volunteer fire departments in the town, as well as four churches, three post offices and one traffic light. There are four hamlets within the borders of the town: Davenport, Davenport Center, West Davenport and Fergusonville. Other places located in Davenport are Pindars Corners, Butts Corners, and Hoseaville. Davenport's high school basketball team went to states two years in a row (2006, 2007) and again in 2014.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,384
1830 1,780 28.6%
1840 2,052 15.3%
1850 2,305 12.3%
1860 2,362 2.5%
1870 2,187 −7.4%
1880 1,939 −11.3%
1890 1,789 −7.7%
1900 1,620 −9.4%
1910 1,427 −11.9%
1920 1,313 −8.0%
1930 1,197 −8.8%
1940 1,240 3.6%
1950 1,233 −0.6%
1960 1,261 2.3%
1970 1,617 28.2%
1980 1,971 21.9%
1990 2,438 23.7%
2000 2,773 13.7%
2010 2,965 6.9%
Est. 2014 2,874 [2] −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,774 people, 1,132 households, and 758 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.0 people per square mile (20.5/km²). There were 1,478 housing units at an average density of 28.2 per square mile (10.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.98% White, 0.54% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 1,132 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,676, and the median income for a family was $37,917. Males had a median income of $28,348 versus $22,895 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,075. About 6.6% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Davenport[edit]

  • Butts Corners – A hamlet east of Davenport village on Route 23.
  • Davenport – The hamlet of Davenport on Route 23.
  • Davenport Center – A hamlet between Davenport and West Davenport.
  • Fergusonville – A historic location north of Davenport village.
  • Hoseaville – A hamlet east of Davenport village on Route 23.
  • West Davenport – A hamlet in the western part of the town.
  • Pindars Corners – a four-way intersection near West Davenport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Davenport town, Delaware County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  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 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 42°28′18″N 74°50′41″W / 42.47167°N 74.84472°W / 42.47167; -74.84472