Lumberland, New York

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Lumberland is a town in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 1,939 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Lumberland is in the southwest part of the county.

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History

The town was formed in 1798 from the Town of Mamakating, but was subsequently reduced to form other towns in 1807 and 1809. The town was partitioned in 1853 into three parts, Lumberland, Highland, and Tusten.

Geography

The southwest town line, delineated by the Delaware River, is the border of Pennsylvania. The east town line is the border of Orange County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.6 square miles (128.6 km²), of which, 47.0 square miles (121.8 km²) of it is land and 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it (5.30%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,939 people, 781 households, and 538 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.2 people per square mile (15.9/km²). There were 1,419 housing units at an average density of 30.2/sq mi (11.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.75% White, 0.21% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 781 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.4% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

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