Dix, New York

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Dix is a town in Schuyler County, New York, United States. The population was 4,197 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Dix is located on the south border of the county and is north of Elmira, New York.

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History

The town was first settled around 1798 by Dick Armcock.

The Chemung Canal was completed in 1833 and connected the south end of Seneca Lake to the Chemung River. The path of the canal was the Catharine Creek Valley, running along the eastern part of Dix. The Cayuga-Seneca Canal at the north end of the lake connected the system to the Erie Canal.

Dix was formed from the Town of Catlin (Chemung County) in 1835 before the formation of Schuyler County.

In 1842, Watkins Glen village was incorporated and set off from the town as "Jefferson."

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.6 square miles (94.8 km²), of which, 36.2 square miles (93.6 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (1.28%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Chemung County, and Seneca Lake (one of the Finger Lakes) is at the north border.

New York State Route 14 joins New York State Route 79 and New York State Route 414 by Watkins Glen. NY-14 is one of the principal streets in Watkins Glen village. New York State Route 329 and New York State Route 419 lead into Watkins Glen village from the west.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,197 people, 1,643 households, and 1,071 families residing in the town. The population density was 116.1 people per square mile (44.8/km²). There were 1,797 housing units at an average density of 49.7/sq mi (19.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.31% White, 0.52% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

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