Fremont, Sullivan County, New York

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Fremont is a town in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 1,391 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Fremont is in the northwest part of the county.

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History

The town was formed from part of the Town of Callicoon in 1851. When the town was first settled, around 1780, the absence of roads required entry by means of the Delaware River.

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Geography and climate

The northwest town line is the border of Delaware County, New York, and the southwest town line is the border of Pennsylvania (Wayne County), marked by the Delaware River.

The climate of the town is typical of the interior northeast. Made up of hills of about 2,000 ft. in elevation and valleys under 1,000 ft. The majority of the town is forested with open fields scattered about.

The weather in the summer is cool with temperatures rarely reaching 90 and averaging in the 70's in the day and around 60 at night. In the spring and fall temperatures are very inconsistent with warm days in the 70's and cold days with snow. The winter is very cold with average high's below freezing for most of the winter and nighttime temperatures often dropping to near 0. The average snowfall is upwards of 6 feet per year, with snow cover over the majority of the winter.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.2 square miles (132.7 km²), of which, 50.3 square miles (130.4 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (1.74%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,391 people, 563 households, and 394 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.6 people per square mile (10.7/km²). There were 1,182 housing units at an average density of 23.5/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.75% White, 1.58% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 0.79% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 563 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

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