Diana, New York

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Diana is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 1,661 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Diana is on the northeast border of the county and is northeast of Watertown. The northwest part of Diana is in the Fort Drum military reservation.

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History

The Town of Diana was established from part of the Town of Watson in 1830. In 1841, part of the town was used to help establish the Town of Croghan.

Residents of note

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 140.8 square miles (364.8 km²), of which, 137.4 square miles (355.7 km²) of it is land and 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) of it (2.48%) is water.

The western part of the town borders the Fort Drum Military Reservation.

The northeast town line is the border of St. Lawrence County, and the eastern town line is the border of Herkimer County. The eastern part of the town is in the Adirondack Park.

New York State Route 3 passes across the town and links with New York State Route 812 south of Remington Center. The highways run conjointly near the northeast town line.

The Indian River flows out the west side of Diana.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,661 people, 642 households, and 473 families residing in the town. The population density was 12.1 people per square mile (4.7/km²). There were 1,206 housing units at an average density of 8.8/sq mi (3.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.11% White, 0.06% African American, 1.14% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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