Worth, New York

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Worth, New York
Worth, New York is located in New York
Worth, New York
Worth, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°45′34″N 75°51′53″W / 43.75944°N 75.86472°W / 43.75944; -75.86472
Country United States
State New York
County Jefferson
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Judith A. Nichols (D)
 • Town Council
 • Total 43.3 sq mi (112.2 km2)
 • Land 43.2 sq mi (111.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,519 ft (463 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 231
 • Density 5.3/sq mi (2.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13659
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-83162[1]
GNIS feature ID 0979657[2]

Worth is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 231 at the 2010 census. The town is named after William Worth, a commander of troops during the Battle of Sackett's Harbor.

The Town of Worth is located in the southeast corner of the county and is south of Watertown.


The town was first settled around 1802. Difficulties in successful settlement and the War of 1812 led to a partial abandonment of the town.

The town was created by separation from the Town of Lorraine in 1847. An earlier attempt to form this town was disrupted by the War of 1812.

Worth attained its greatest population in 1880 at 951.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.3 square miles (112 km2), of which, 43.2 square miles (112 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.21%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Oswego County, New York, and the east (and part of the north) town line is the border of Lewis County, New York.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 234 people, 96 households, and 67 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.4 people per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.59% White, 3.42% African American, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 96 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,028, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $23,636 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,584. About 9.5% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.3% of those sixty five or over.

Communities and locations in Worth[edit]

  • Bullock Corners – A location in the northwest corner of Worth, west of Worth village.
  • Diamond – A hamlet in the southwest corner of the town on County Road 95. The community was once called "South Woods."
  • Frederick Corners – A hamlet near the west town line at County Roads 93 and 95.
  • Lorraine Gulf – A valley in the northwest part of Worth.
  • Seven by Nine Corners – A hamlet in the northeast corner of the town on County Road 96.
  • Stears Corners – A hamlet near the west town line on County Road 96.
  • South Sandy Creek – A stream flowing through the north part of Worth.
  • Worth (previously called "Worthville" and "Wilcoxs Corners") – The hamlet of Worth is on County Road 189 in the northwest corner of the town.
  • Worth Center – A hamlet southeast of Worth village, located on County Road 93.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 43°47′03″N 75°52′40″W / 43.78417°N 75.87778°W / 43.78417; -75.87778