New Bremen, New York

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New Bremen, New York
Town
New Bremen, New York is located in New York
New Bremen, New York
New Bremen, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°51′10″N 75°22′20″W / 43.85278°N 75.37222°W / 43.85278; -75.37222
Country United States
State New York
County Lewis
Area
 • Total 55.7 sq mi (144.4 km2)
 • Land 55.5 sq mi (143.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,706
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-50001
GNIS feature ID 979257[1]

New Bremen is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 2,706 at the 2010 census. The town is named after the German city Bremen.

The Town of New Bremen is on the eastern side of the county. The town is northeast of Lowville, the county seat.

History[edit]

The first settlement was around 1798. Many later settlers were from Germany. The community of New Bremen was laid out in 1826 by Charles Dayan.

The Town of New Bremen was formed in 1838 from parts of the Towns of Croghan and Watson.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 55.8 square miles (145 km2), of which, 55.5 square miles (144 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.39%) is water.

New York State Route 812, a north-south highway, intersects New York State Route 126, an east-west highway, near the north town line.

The west town line is defined by the Black River. The Beaver River marks the northeast town line.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,722 people, 945 households, and 757 families residing in the town. The population density was 49.0 people per square mile (18.9/km²). There were 1,116 housing units at an average density of 20.1 per square mile (7.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.09% White, 0.77% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 945 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,230, and the median income for a family was $37,841. Males had a median income of $29,881 versus $21,149 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,196. About 8.8% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in New Bremen[edit]

  • Bushs Corners – A location east of Kirschnerville.
  • Croghan – A small part of the Village of Croghan is at the north town line on NY-812 and the Beaver River.
  • Crystal Dale – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
  • Duflo Airport (NY10) – A private airport northeast of New Bremen village.
  • Kirschnerville – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • New Bremen (formerly " Dayansville") – The hamlet of New Bremen is located in the western part of the town and on NY-812.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: New Bremen, New York
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°50′16″N 75°26′25″W / 43.83778°N 75.44028°W / 43.83778; -75.44028