Hamlin, New York

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Hamlin is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States. The population was 9,355 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Hamlin is in the northwest part of the county and is the second largest town in area in the county.

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History

The Town of Hamlin was created as the "Town of Union," but was renamed in 1861 as the Town of Hamlin in honor of Lincoln's first Vice President Hannibal Hamlin.

Hamlin was initially a part of the town of Northampton. The town of Murray split from Northampton in 1807, and split again into Union and Clarkson on December 14, 1852.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.5 square miles (115.3 km²), of which, 43.4 square miles (112.4 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it (2.47%) is water.

The northern boundary is Lake Ontario and the western town line is the border of Orleans County, marked by New York State Route 272. The south town line borders the town of Clarkson, marked by Clarkson Hamlin Town Line Road that intersects Lake Road south of Hamlin village. The eastern town line borders the town of Parma, marked by Hamlin-Parma Townline Road.

The Lake Ontario State Parkway passes across the north part of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,355 people, 3,255 households, and 2,532 families residing in the town. The population density was 215.5 people per square mile (83.2/km²). There were 3,503 housing units at an average density of 80.7/sq mi (31.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.78% White, 1.09% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

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