Edinburg, New York

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Edinburg (originally Edinburgh) is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,384 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the Edinburgh in Scotland.

The Town of Edinburg is in the northwest part of the county and is north of Schenectady. It is within the Adirondack Park.

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History

The region was first settled around 1787.

The town was formed in 1801 as the "Town of Northfield" from part of the Town of Providence. The name was changed to Edinburgh in 1808 to avoid confusion with another location named Northfield. In 1819, part of the town was used to form the Town of Day. When the Sacandaga Reservoir was formed in 1931, the town lost some of its communities and population as well as land area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 67.1 square miles (173.7 km²), of which, 60.1 square miles (155.6 km²) of it is land and 7.0 square miles (18.2 km²) of it (10.45%) is water.

The town is divided by the Great Sacandaga Lake and is linked by the Batchellerville Bridge carrying County Road 98 across the lake. The west town line is the border of Fulton County.








Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,384 people, 598 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.0 people per square mile (8.9/km²). There were 1,910 housing units at an average density of 31.8/sq mi (12.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.63% White, 0.22% African American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 598 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.74.

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