Meredith, New York

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Meredith, New York
Town
Meredith is located in New York
Meredith
Meredith
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°22′24″N 74°56′27″W / 42.37333°N 74.94083°W / 42.37333; -74.94083
Country United States
State New York
County Delaware
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor James Ellis
 • Town Council
Area[1]
 • Total 58.32 sq mi (151.04 km2)
 • Land 58.10 sq mi (150.48 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
Elevation 1,982 ft (604 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,529
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 1,466
 • Density 25.23/sq mi (9.74/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13757
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-025-46624
GNIS feature ID 0979210
Website townofmeredith.com

Meredith is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 1,529 at the 2010 census.[3] It is an interior town in the northern part of the county.

The town was named for Samuel Meredith.[4]

History[edit]

The town was formed in 1800 from parts of the towns of Franklin and Kortright.

The 2010 documentary film Windfall, about the proposed placement of a wind farm in the town, was shot in Meredith.

The MacDonald Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 58.3 square miles (151.0 km2), of which 58.1 square miles (150.5 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2), or 0.37%, is water.[3] The northern half of the town drains west via Ouleout Creek to the Susquehanna River at Unadilla, while the southern half of the town drains south via several streams to the West Branch Delaware River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,375
1830 1,655 20.4%
1840 1,640 −0.9%
1850 1,634 −0.4%
1860 1,630 −0.2%
1870 1,462 −10.3%
1880 1,563 6.9%
1890 1,555 −0.5%
1900 1,508 −3.0%
1910 1,393 −7.6%
1920 1,394 0.1%
1930 1,295 −7.1%
1940 1,182 −8.7%
1950 1,133 −4.1%
1960 1,112 −1.9%
1970 1,129 1.5%
1980 1,374 21.7%
1990 1,513 10.1%
2000 1,588 5.0%
2010 1,529 −3.7%
Est. 2016 1,466 [2] −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,588 people, 612 households, and 438 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.3 people per square mile (10.5/km²). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 14.0 per square mile (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.19% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 612 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,021, and the median income for a family was $43,102. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $21,823 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,715. About 9.2% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Meredith[edit]

  • East Meredith – Contains The Historic Hanford Mill. The mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[5]
  • Meridale – A hamlet on Route 28.
  • Meredith -- Small hamlet located on the former Catskill Turnpike.
  • West Meredith – The Amos Bristol Tavern and West Meredith Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Meredith town, Delaware County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 205. 
  5. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′30″N 74°56′04″W / 42.35833°N 74.93444°W / 42.35833; -74.93444