Danube, New York

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Danube is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 1,098 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the Danube River in Europe.

The Town of Danube is in southeastern Herkimer County, southeast of the City of Little Falls.



The town was first settled around 1730 on the territories of Lindsey's (1730) and Van Horne's (1731) patents. The town was within the territory of the Mohawk tribe, who in coordination with colonial government had constructed one or more fortified settlements. The Town of Danube was formed in 1817 from the Town of Minden (in Montgomery County). Part of Danube was taken off in 1828 to form the Town of Stark.

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.6 square miles (76.8 km²), of which, 29.4 square miles (76.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.91%) is water.

The east town line is the border of Montgomery County. The north town line is marked by the Mohawk River and the Erie Canal.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes across the north part of the town. New York State Route 5S is an east-west highway that parallels the Thruway. New York State Route 169 intersects NY-5S and the Thruway in the northwest part of Danube.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,098 people, 398 households, and 280 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.4 people per square mile (14.4/km²). There were 442 housing units at an average density of 15.0/sq mi (5.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.90% White, 0.82% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

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