Brandon, New York

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Brandon is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. It is centrally located in the county, southwest of the village of Malone. The town population was 542 at the 2000 census. It was named after Brandon, Vermont by early settlers.

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History

The town was settled by pioneers from Vermont.

The town of Brandon was organized in 1828 from the town of Bangor. Subsequently, the town lost much of its area in the formation of the town of Harrietstown and town of Santa Clara. Due to the loss of tax revenue, the addition of Brandon's territory to the new towns was strenuously resisted.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.3 square miles (107.0 km²), of which, 41.3 square miles (107.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.

The south town line borders the Adirondack Park.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 542 people, 195 households, and 150 families residing in the town. The population density was 13.1 people per square mile (5.1/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 7.5/sq mi (2.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.94% White, 0.18% African American, 1.66% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 195 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

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