La Fargeville, New York

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La Fargeville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the town of Orleans in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 588 at the 2000 census.[1] The hamlet is named after John La Farge, one of the early proprietors of the town.[citation needed] The hamlet of La Fargeville was once a village, but dissolved its municipal corporation in 1922.[2]

La Fargeville is north of Watertown. The small hamlet has one school, LaFargeville Central School, which serves grades K through 12.



The hamlet was previously called "Log Mills" when it was first settled around 1816 due to the construction of a saw mill for logs. John La Farge arrived in 1826.

By 1850, the population was about 300.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.14%) is water.

The community is at the junction of New York State Route 180 and New York State Route 411 (Plank Road). County Road 181 (Plank Street) also services the hamlet from the west.

La Fargeville is on the north side of the Chaumont River.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 588 people, 219 households, and 160 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 169.2 per square mile (65.2/km²). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 67.9/sq mi (26.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.41% White, 2.21% African American, 1.36% Native American, 0.34% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 219 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.11.

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