Duane, New York

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Duane, New York
Town
Former NYS Rt. 99 in Duane Center, NY
Former NYS Rt. 99 in Duane Center, NY
Duane is located in New York
Duane
Duane
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°37′59″N 74°16′46″W / 44.63306°N 74.27944°W / 44.63306; -74.27944
Country United States
State New York
County Franklin
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Edward J. Lemieux, Sr. (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 78.0 sq mi (202.0 km2)
 • Land 74.9 sq mi (194.1 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (7.9 km2)
Elevation 1,480 ft (451 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 174
 • Density 2/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12953
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-20973
GNIS feature ID 0978909

Duane is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 174 at the 2010 census.[1] The town is named after James Duane, a developer and grandson of New York City mayor James Duane.

The town of Duane is within the Adirondack Park at the geographic center of the county.

History[edit]

The town of Duane was formed 1828 from part of the town of Malone. One of the first endeavors was the processing of iron ore. The town is named after James Duane, a proprietor and first settler.[2]

The Meacham Lake Hotel was a popular tourist resort until it closed in 1921. The land was purchased by New York State and converted to a campground by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Former New York State Route 99 was converted to County Road 26 in 1994. Gordon's Crossing is located at the intersection of old Rt. 99 and County Road 26.

The Duane Methodist Episcopal Church and Debar Pond Lodge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 78.0 square miles (202.0 km2), of which 74.9 square miles (194.1 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (7.9 km2), or 3.89%, is water.[1] The largest water body is Meacham Lake, in the southern part of town. Deer River Flow is located in the northwest. Most of the town is part of the Deer River watershed, a north-flowing tributary of the St. Regis River, which flows to the St. Lawrence River in Canada. The eastern edge of the town is part of the Salmon River watershed, which flows north through Malone and then to the St. Lawrence in Canada.

New York State Route 30 is a north-south highway. New York State Route 458 intersects NY-30 at the south town line by Meacham Lake.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 247
1840 324 31.2%
1850 222 −31.5%
1860 279 25.7%
1870 234 −16.1%
1880 285 21.8%
1890 421 47.7%
1900 312 −25.9%
1910 300 −3.8%
1920 209 −30.3%
1930 177 −15.3%
1940 121 −31.6%
1950 117 −3.3%
1960 95 −18.8%
1970 111 16.8%
1980 184 65.8%
1990 152 −17.4%
2000 159 4.6%
2010 174 9.4%
Est. 2014 180 [5] 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 159 people, 72 households, and 47 families residing in the town. The population density was 2.1 people per square mile (0.8/km²). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 3.1 per square mile (1.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.11% White, 0.63% Native American, 1.26% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 72 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.70. The name is that of James Duane.

In the town, the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,130. About 10.2% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Communities and locations in Duane[edit]

  • Clear Pond – A lake north of Meacham Lake.
  • Deer River – A stream flowing northward from the town.
  • Deer River Flow – A lake formed on the Deer River near the north town line.
  • Duane Center – A hamlet in the north central part of the town on County Road 26, west of NY-30.
  • Meacham Lake – A lake by the south town line next to NY-30, named after Thomas Meacham.
  • Meacham Lake Campground – A public camping area at the north end of Meacham Lake.

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).[8]

Climate data for Duane, New York
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(30)
3
(37)
11
(51)
19
(66)
24
(75)
26
(78)
24
(75)
20
(68)
14
(57)
6
(42)
−1
(30)
11
(51)
Average low °C (°F) −14
(6)
−14
(6)
−7
(19)
0
(32)
5
(41)
10
(50)
12
(53)
11
(51)
7
(44)
2
(35)
−2
(28)
−11
(12)
0
(32)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 66
(2.6)
61
(2.4)
71
(2.8)
81
(3.2)
91
(3.6)
97
(3.8)
104
(4.1)
109
(4.3)
97
(3.8)
91
(3.6)
91
(3.6)
81
(3.2)
1,069
(42.1)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Duane town, Franklin County, New York". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 109. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/15/14 through 12/19/14. National Park Service. 2014-12-24. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Duane, New York
  9. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 1, 2013.

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Coordinates: 44°37′59″N 74°16′46″W / 44.63306°N 74.27944°W / 44.63306; -74.27944