Redfield, New York

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Redfield, New York
Town
Location in Oswego County and the state of New York.
Location in Oswego County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 43°34′32″N 75°50′1″W / 43.57556°N 75.83361°W / 43.57556; -75.83361
Country United States
State New York
County Oswego
Area
 • Total 93.4 sq mi (242.0 km2)
 • Land 90.1 sq mi (233.3 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 550
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13437
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-60873
GNIS feature ID 0979410

Redfield is a town in Oswego County, New York, USA. The population was 550 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Redfield was incorporated from part of the Town of Mexico in 1800. The town is in the northeast corner of the county.

In February 2007 the town unofficially set a record when 141 inches (360 cm) of snow fell in 10 days.

Geography[edit]

The north town line is the border of Jefferson County, New York and the east town line is the border of Lewis County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 93.4 square miles (242 km2), of which, 90.1 square miles (233 km2) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it (3.60%) is water.

Redfield is on the Tug Hill Plateau of northwestern New York.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 336
1830 341 1.5%
1840 507 48.7%
1850 752 48.3%
1860 1,087 44.5%
1870 1,324 21.8%
1880 1,294 −2.3%
1890 1,060 −18.1%
1900 911 −14.1%
1910 803 −11.9%
1920 647 −19.4%
1930 583 −9.9%
1940 517 −11.3%
1950 418 −19.1%
1960 388 −7.2%
1970 386 −0.5%
1980 459 18.9%
1990 564 22.9%
2000 606 7.4%
2010 550 −9.2%
Est. 2014 576 [2] 4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 607 people, 230 households, and 172 families residing in the town. Population density was 6.7 people per square mile (2.6/km²). There were 537 housing units at an average density of 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.66% African American, 0.82% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 230 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% 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 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,304, and the median income for a family was $39,792. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $22,386 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,277. About 6.9% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Redfield[edit]

  • Greenboro – A hamlet in the northwest corner of the town on Route 17.
  • Noble Shores – A hamlet by the west town line and north of the Salmon River.
  • Redfield – The hamlet of Redfield in the southeast part of the town on Route 17. The community is north of the Salmon River.
  • Salmon River – a stream flowing through the town and widening into a reservoir near the community of Redfield.

Snowstorm of 2007[edit]

The National Weather Service reported that Redfield had an unofficial total of 141 inches (360 cm) of snow over 10 days in early February 2007, which would be an unofficial state record for New York. [1]

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Coordinates: 43°31′59″N 75°49′18″W / 43.53306°N 75.82167°W / 43.53306; -75.82167