Malone, New York

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Malone, New York
Town
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Malone is located in New York
Malone
Malone
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°50′56″N 074°17′29″W / 44.84889°N 74.29139°W / 44.84889; -74.29139Coordinates: 44°50′56″N 074°17′29″W / 44.84889°N 74.29139°W / 44.84889; -74.29139
Country United States
State New York
Counties Franklin
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Howard F. Maneely (D)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 102.8 sq mi (266.3 km2)
 • Land 101.5 sq mi (262.9 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Elevation 790 ft (240 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,545
 • Density 402/sq mi (155.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12953
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-033-44721
GNIS feature ID 979185
Website www.malonetown.com

Malone is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 14,545 at the 2010 census.[1] The town contains a village also named Malone, which is the county seat. The town is an interior town, located in the north-central part of the county.

History[edit]

Main Street, Malone, 1907

The town was formed from part of the town of Chateaugay in 1805. The town was originally named "Harison", after Richard Harison who had purchased the land and founded the town. The name was changed in 1808 to "Ezraville", after Ezra L'Hommedieu, and in 1812 to "Malone".

During the War of 1812 the village was sacked by British troops making incursions from what would become Canada.

Former Governor Mario Cuomo instituted financial measures to increase economic stability to the county by bringing in many prisons (state and federal) to help "strengthen" the area.

In June 2015, the town received national attention after David Sweat and Richard Matt, escaped convicts from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, were the subject of a 3-week manhunt in the area. Matt was shot and killed in Malone, while Sweat remained on the run until June 28 when he was captured in the nearby town of Constable.[2]

Notable natives[edit]

Notable natives include:

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 102.8 square miles (266.3 km2), of which 101.5 square miles (262.9 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), or 1.25%, is water.[1]

U.S. Route 11 and New York State Route 11B are east-west highways across the town, and New York State Route 30 and New York State Route 37 are north-south highways.

The Salmon River flows northward through the center of town, and the Trout River flows across the northeast corner.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,150
1830 2,207 91.9%
1840 3,229 46.3%
1850 4,550 40.9%
1860 6,565 44.3%
1870 7,186 9.5%
1880 7,909 10.1%
1890 8,991 13.7%
1900 10,009 11.3%
1910 10,154 1.4%
1920 10,830 6.7%
1930 11,798 8.9%
1940 11,987 1.6%
1950 12,644 5.5%
1960 11,997 −5.1%
1970 11,400 −5.0%
1980 11,276 −1.1%
1990 12,982 15.1%
2000 14,981 15.4%
2010 14,545 −2.9%
Est. 2014 14,377 [3] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 14,981 people, 4,114 households, and 2,620 families residing in the town. The population density was 147.1 people per square mile (56.8/km²). There were 4,644 housing units at an average density of 45.6 per square mile (17.6/km²). The ethnic makeup of the town was 73.61% White, 18.56% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 6.25% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.19% of the population.

There were 4,114 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 42.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 179.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 201.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,716, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $25,996 versus $20,506 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,352. About 8.1% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Malone[edit]

  • Bare Hill Correctional Facility – a New York medium security state prison
  • Chasm Falls – a hamlet in the southeast part of the town on County Road 25; originally called Titusville[6]
  • Fay – a hamlet by the north town line
  • Franklin Correctional Facility – a New York medium security state prison
  • Lake Titus – a lake in the southwest part of the town
  • Malone – a village located in the center of the town and the county seat of Franklin County
  • Malone-Dufort Airport (MAL) – an airport west of the village of Malone
  • Malone Junction – a hamlet northeast of the village of Malone
  • Teboville – a hamlet in the central part of the town, east of Whippleville
  • Titus Mountain – a ski area spread over 3 mountains 7 miles (11 km) south of the village of Malone
  • Upstate Correctional Facility – a New York maximum security state prison
  • Whippleville – a hamlet in the central part of the town, located south of the village of Malone on County Road 25[7]

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