Dexter, New York

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Dexter is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,120 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from Simon Newton Dexter, one of the village's stockholders.[1]

The Village of Dexter is in the south part of the Town of Brownville and is west of Watertown.

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History

The village was formerly called "Fish Island," and was part of the lands belonging to Jacob and John Brown. The village was renamed "Dexter" after Simon Newton Dexter.[2]

Dexter became an incorporated village in 1855, with population of about 528.

Geography

Dexter is located at 44°00′30″N 76°02′43″W / 44.008264°N 76.045363°W / 44.008264; -76.045363.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (14.29%) is water.

The village is adjacent to the Black River, near Black River Bay, an arm of Lake Ontario.

New York State Route 180, a north-south highway, passes through the village. County Roads 53 and 59 also service the community.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,120 people, 420 households, and 299 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,704.7 people per square mile (1,054.7/km2). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 1,098.8/sq mi (428.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.86% White, 0.27% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.45% Asian, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

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