Black River, New York

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Black River is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,285 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Black River is on the border of the Town of Le Ray and the Town of Rutland. The village is east of Watertown.



The area was first settled around 1806 by the erection of a mill on the south side of the Black River. Black River was previously called "Lockport," and grew to include both sides of the river as well as two small river islands.

In 1890, a large fire destroyed part of the village.

The community incorporated as a village in 1891, taking land from both Towns of Rutland and Le Ray.


Black River is located at 44°0′42″N 75°47′41″W / 44.01167°N 75.79472°W / 44.01167; -75.79472 (44.011567, -75.794773)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.16%) is water.

The village is located adjacent to the Black River.

New York State Route 3 (Rutland Street) passes through the village and intersects New York State Route 342 west of the village.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,285 people, 521 households, and 373 families residing in the village. The population density was 709.8 people per square mile (274.1/km²). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 307.1/sq mi (118.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.98% White, 2.65% African American, 0.47% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

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