Day, New York

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Day is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 920 at the 2000 census.[1] The town is named after Eliphaz Day, a noted lumberman.[citation needed]

The Town of Day is in the northwest part of the county and is northeast of Amsterdam.

Day is inside the Adirondack Park.

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History

The town was first settled around 1797.

The town was formed in 1819 from parts of the Towns of Edinburg and Hadley. The original name of the town was "Concord." Part of the town was flooded in 1930 when the Conklingville dam created the Sacandaga Reservoir (now Great Sacandaga Lake). Some of the historic buildings were saved by moving them to higher ground, while others are now under the surface of the lake.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 69.6 square miles (180.1 km²), of which, 64.3 square miles (166.6 km²) of it is land and 5.2 square miles (13.6 km²) of it (7.53%) is water.

The town borders Great Sacandaga Lake. The north town line is the county line with Warren County, and the west town line is the county line with Hamilton County.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 920 people, 382 households, and 275 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.3 people per square mile (5.5/km²). There were 1,507 housing units at an average density of 23.4/sq mi (9.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 0.11% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.[1]

There were 382 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.80.[1]

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