Ohio, New York

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Ohio, New York
Location within Herkimer County
Location within Herkimer County
Ohio is located in New York
Location within Herkimer County
Ohio is located in the United States
Ohio (the United States)
Coordinates: 43°25′31″N 74°56′39″W / 43.42528°N 74.94417°W / 43.42528; -74.94417Coordinates: 43°25′31″N 74°56′39″W / 43.42528°N 74.94417°W / 43.42528; -74.94417
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorScott Bagetis (R)
 • Town Council
Members' List
 • Total307.57 sq mi (796.60 km2)
 • Land301.33 sq mi (780.44 km2)
 • Water6.24 sq mi (16.16 km2)
2,119 ft (646 m)
 • Total1,002
 • Estimate 
 • Density3.33/sq mi (1.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)315
FIPS code36-043-54507
GNIS feature ID0979302

Ohio is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 1,002 at the 2010 census.[3] The town is named after the state of Ohio.[4] The town is in the northern part of the county and northeast of Utica. Part of Ohio is within the Adirondack Park.


The town of Ohio was established as the town of West Brunswick in 1823 from part of the town of Norway. The name changed to Ohio in 1836. Ohio was increased by some of the now-defunct town of Wilmurt, which itself had been partly formed with territory from Ohio and the town of Russia in 1836. Wilmurt was once the largest town in New York.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 307.6 square miles (796.6 km2), of which 301.4 square miles (780.5 km2) are land and 6.2 square miles (16.1 km2), or 2.02%, are water.[3]

The eastern town line is the border of Hamilton County, and the western town line is the border of Oneida County.

West Canada Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk River, crosses the town from east to west, entering the Hinckley Reservoir near the western town border. The South Branch of the Moose River, part of the St. Lawrence River watershed, crosses the northern end of the town from east to west.

New York State Route 8 is a north-south highway in Ohio. New York State Route 365 runs along the north side of West Canada Creek before intersecting NY-8.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)1,003[2]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census of 2000,[6] there were 922 people, 349 households, and 255 families residing in the town. The population density was 3.0 people per square mile (1.2/km2). There were 974 housing units at an average density of 3.2 per square mile (1.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.96% White, 0.54% African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 349 households, out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,813, and the median income for a family was $36,667. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $22,153 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,641. About 18.7% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 30.7% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Ohio[edit]

Communities and inhabited locations[edit]

  • Atwell – A hamlet in the center of the town, located at the south end of North Lake, named for local hermit Atwell Martin.
  • Bull Hill – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town on County Road 129.
  • Gray – A hamlet on the south town line.
  • Nobleboro – A hamlet on NY Route 8 near the Hamilton County border.
  • North Wilmurt – A hamlet in the west-central part of the town.
  • Ohio – A hamlet on NY-8 in the south-central part of the town. It was formerly called "Ohio City" and "Dutch Settlement."
  • Wilmurt Corners – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town, south of Route 8, located on County Road 69.

Geographical and similar locations[edit]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Ohio town, Herkimer County, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Towns named after states". Reading Eagle. Jul 2, 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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