Alexandria Bay, New York

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Alexandria Bay is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,080 at the 2011 census.

The Village of Alexandria Bay is in the Town of Alexandria.

Keewaydin State Park is southeast of the village.

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History

Settlement began around 1817. By 1836, the community had about 25 dwellings.

Geography

Alexandria Bay is located at 44°20′9″N 75°54′53″W / 44.33583°N 75.91472°W / 44.33583; -75.91472 (44.335897, -75.914718)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (51.63%) is water.

The village is located on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River.

New York State Route 12 and New York State Route 26 intersect in the village at the only stop light in the village.

Alexandria Bay is located in New York's Thousand Islands region, which actually is composed of approximately 1,793 islands. To qualify as an "island," a piece of land must be at least one foot square, be completely out of the water for 365 days (366 days - leap year) and have at least one living tree growing on it. The Thousand Island region's population balloons to tens of thousands in the summer, when the region plays host to avid boaters, fishermen, and vacationers from the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,088 people, 482 households, and 270 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,473.9 people per square mile (567.7/km²). There were 624 housing units at an average density of 845.3/sq mi (325.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.08% White, 0.37% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 0.09% African American, 0.09% Native American, and 0.74% from two or more races.

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