Black Brook, New York

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Black Brook is a town in Clinton County, New York, United States. The population was 1,660 at the 2000 census. The town is named after an important waterway in the town.

The Town of Black Brook is in the southwest part of the county and is southwest of the City of Plattsburgh. Black Brook is inside the Adirondack Park.

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History

The town was first settled around 1825. The town was formed from part of the Town of Peru in 1839. Early industry included farming, mining and smelting iron.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 134.4 square miles (348.0 km²), of which, 130.2 square miles (337.2 km²) of it is land and 4.1 square miles (10.7 km²) of it (3.08%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Franklin County, New York and the south town line is the border of Essex County, New York.

The Ausable River forms part of the south boundary, and the Saranac River forms part of the north boundary.

US 9 passes across the southeast part of Black Brook. New York State Route 3 crosses the northwest corner of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,660 people, 651 households, and 455 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.7 people per square mile (4.9/km²). There were 957 housing units at an average density of 7.4/sq mi (2.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.31% White, 0.12% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 651 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

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