Remsen (village), New York

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Remsen, New York
Flag of Remsen, New York
Nickname(s): Remsen City
Motto: "Set in rural Welsh tradition"
Location in Oneida County and the state of New York.
Location in Oneida County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 43°19′39″N 75°11′12″W / 43.32750°N 75.18667°W / 43.32750; -75.18667Coordinates: 43°19′39″N 75°11′12″W / 43.32750°N 75.18667°W / 43.32750; -75.18667
Country United States
State New York
County Oneida
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 508
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13438
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-61115
GNIS feature ID 0962375

Remsen is a village in Oneida County, New York, USA. The population was 508 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Remsen is in the southwest part of the Town of Remsen.

The Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts (FOTA) is held in late September. The first Barn Festival was in 1980. Thousands of visitors attend this yearly event on Main street.

The Mohawk, Adirondack, & Northern (MHWA) Railroad crosses the town. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad utilizes the MHWA's trackage from Utica to just north of the village, diverting onto its own trackage (former NYC Adirondack Division)


The community was first settled around 1796. The Village of Remsen was incorporated in 1845. The village possesses a historical church, Capel Cerrig, which is owned by the Remsen-Steuben Historical Society, as well as a newly restored railroad depot which is served as a flag stop by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.


Remsen is located at 43°19′39″N 75°11′12″W / 43.32750°N 75.18667°W / 43.32750; -75.18667 (43.327589, -75.186734).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²). None of the area is covered with water.


At the 2000 census,[2] there were 531 people, 202 households and 136 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,431.9 per square mile (554.1/km²). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 617.5 per square mile (239.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.18% White, 0.75% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.75% Asian, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 202 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no male present, and 32.2% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.12.

27.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median household income was $29,485 and the median family income was $32,625. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,625. About 17.5% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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