Hermon, New York

Coordinates: 44°28′01″N 75°13′45″W / 44.46694°N 75.22917°W / 44.46694; -75.22917
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Hermon (town), New York)

Map highlighting Hermon's location within St. Lawrence County.
Map highlighting Hermon's location within St. Lawrence County.
Hermon is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°28′01″N 75°13′45″W / 44.46694°N 75.22917°W / 44.46694; -75.22917
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySt. Lawrence
 • Total54.23 sq mi (140.44 km2)
 • Land53.15 sq mi (137.65 km2)
 • Water1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)  1.38%
 • Total1,074
 • Estimate 
 • Density20/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code36-089-34176

Hermon is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 1,108 at the 2010 census.[2] Hermon is named after Mount Hermon in Israel, which is the name corresponding to Mount Jabal al-Sheikh in Syria.[4] The town contains a hamlet also called Hermon, and is in the south-central part of the county, southwest of Canton.


James Taylor was the first to settle the area around 1805. Like many settlements in the county, several families fled during the War of 1812. The first saw mill was built in 1818 on Elm Creek.

The town was established in 1830 as the "Town of Depeau" from the towns of De Kalb and Edwards. The town's name was changed to Hermon – after a post office in the town – in 1834 due to the presence of another location named after Francis Depeau.[5] In 1852, Hermon arrived at its current dimensions after a small part from its southeast corner was moved to the town of Edwards.

The community of Hermon was set off from the town in 1887 by being incorporated as a village, which was dissolved in 2016.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.2 square miles (140.4 km2), of which 53.4 square miles (138.4 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (1.9 km2) (1.38%) is water.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2020 census,[8] there were 1,074 people, 419 households and 293 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.8 per square mile (7.6/km2). There were 637 housing units at an average density of 11.1 per square mile (4.3/km2). The racial make-up of the town was 94.3% white, 1.4% black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 419 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.15.

24.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median household income was $49,667 and the median family income was $59,271. Males had a median income of $40,385 and females $26,118. The per capita income was $24,979. About 4.5% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Hermon[edit]

  • Fairbanks Corners – a location at the eastern town line on County Road 21
  • Hermon – a hamlet in the northern part of the town on County Road 17, formerly a village
  • Kents Corners – a hamlet southwest of Hermon hamlet, located in the northeastern part of Hermon at the junction of County Roads 19 and 20.
  • Marshville – a hamlet south of Hermon hamlet. The name comes from Horatio Marsh, an early settler
  • Trout Lake – a lake in the southern part of the town


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 7, 2023.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 155.
  5. ^ Hough, Franklin B. (1853) "A history of St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, New York: from the earliest period to the present time"
  6. ^ Alex Valverde (December 30, 2016). "Village of Hermon Dissolves into Town of Hermon on Saturday". Time Warner Cable News. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 7, 2023.

External links[edit]