Central Square, New York

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Central Square is a village in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 1,646 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Central Square is located in the south part of the Town of Hastings on Route 49 and US Route 11. The village is west of Interstate 81. The village is northwest of Oneida Lake.



The site was the crossing of Native American trails that became crossroads of the early settlers. Central Square was first called "Loomis Corners" after Chester Loomis, who built a hotel there. Later, the community also became a railroad junction.

The village was incorporated in 1890.

The central part of the village was devastated by a fire in 1927.


Central Square is located at 43°17′3″N 76°8′46″W / 43.28417°N 76.14611°W / 43.28417; -76.14611 (43.284082, -76.146004)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,646 people, 752 households, and 430 families residing in the village. The population density was 888.2 people per square mile (343.5/km²). There were 796 housing units at an average density of 429.5/sq mi (166.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.06% White, 0.61% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 752 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.84.

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