Brookfield, New York

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Brookfield is a town in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 2,403 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Brookfield is located in the southeast part of the county. The county agricultural fair is held here every year.

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History

The town was first settled around 1791. The Town of Brookfield was established in 1795, but part was removed in 1805 to form the Town of Columbus, all this occurring while it was still part of Chenango County, New York.

Geography

The north town line is the border of Oneida County, New York, and the south town line is the border of Chenango County, New York. The east town line is the border of Otsego County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 78.0 square miles (202.1 km²), of which, 77.9 square miles (201.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.13%) is water. Here there was no cell phone service until the endo of 2008. "Can you hear me now?" "Good"

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,403 people, 877 households, and 658 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.8 people per square mile (11.9/km²). There were 1,041 housing units at an average density of 13.4/sq mi (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.29% White, 0.54% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 877 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% 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 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

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