Granby, New York

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Granby is a town in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 7,009 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Granby is in the southwest corner of the county.

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History

The town was first settled around 1792. Granby was created in 1818 from the Town of Hannibal and part of the Town of Lysander in Onondaga County. A small northern part of the town was lost to the Town of Oswego in 1836.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.5 square miles (120.4 km²), of which, 44.9 square miles (116.3 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²) of it (3.36%) is water.

The east town line borders the Oswego River and the City of Fulton. The south town line is the border of Onondaga County, New York. Granby borders the town of Hannibal on the west and towns of Oswego and Minetto on the north.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,009 people, 2,605 households, and 1,917 families residing in the town. The population density was 156.0 people per square mile (60.2/km²). There were 2,869 housing units at an average density of 63.9/sq mi (24.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.57% White, 0.54% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 2,605 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

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