Princetown, New York

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Princetown, New York
Town
Location in Schenectady County and the state of New York.
Location in Schenectady County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 42°47′59″N 74°4′38″W / 42.79972°N 74.07722°W / 42.79972; -74.07722
Country United States
State New York
County Schenectady
Area
 • Total 24.2 sq mi (62.7 km2)
 • Land 23.9 sq mi (62.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,115
 • Density 87/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12056
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-59861
GNIS feature ID 0979399
Website www.princetown.net

Princetown is a town in Schenectady County, New York, United States. The population was 2,115 at the 2010 census.[1] It is in the central part of the county, west of the town of Rotterdam.

Geography[edit]

The north town line is the border of Montgomery County, and the south town line is the border of Albany County. The town of Rotterdam is to the east, and the town of Duanesburg is to the west. The center of Princetown is 7 miles (11 km) west of downtown Schenectady.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.2 square miles (62.7 km2), of which 23.9 square miles (62.0 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 1.18%, is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,075
1830 819 −23.8%
1840 1,201 46.6%
1850 1,031 −14.2%
1860 996 −3.4%
1870 846 −15.1%
1880 826 −2.4%
1890 732 −11.4%
1900 694 −5.2%
1910 684 −1.4%
1920 487 −28.8%
1930 472 −3.1%
1940 553 17.2%
1950 774 40.0%
1960 912 17.8%
1970 1,405 54.1%
1980 1,804 28.4%
1990 2,031 12.6%
2000 2,132 5.0%
2010 2,115 −0.8%
Est. 2014 2,136 [3] 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

In the 2000 census,[5] there were 2,132 people, 797 households, and 611 families residing in the town. The population density was 88.7 people per square mile (34.2/km²). There were 835 housing units at an average density of 34.7 per square mile (13.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.69% White, 0.19% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 797 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 105.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $57,250, and the median income for a family was $63,077. Males had a median income of $45,750 versus $28,362 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,292. About 1.6% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Princetown[edit]

  • Pattersonville – A hamlet partly in the northern part of the town.
  • Princetown – A hamlet in the south part of the town.

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°46′44″N 74°03′52″W / 42.77889°N 74.06444°W / 42.77889; -74.06444