Marcy, New York

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Marcy is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 9,469 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Governor William L. Marcy.

The Town of Marcy lies between the cites of Rome and Utica. The Erie Canal is in the southern part of the town.

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History

The first settlers arrived around 1773. During the American Revolution, the settlers, having been warned by a friendly Oneida Indian about an enemy raid, abandoned their farms until after the war. The town was resettled in 1793.

The Town of Marcy was formed in 1832 from part of the Town of Deerfield, located to the east.

In 1920, the population of Marcy was 1,919

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.4 square miles (86.5 km²), of which, 33.0 square miles (85.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (1.35%) is water.

The Mohawk River defines the south town line.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes through the southeast corner of the town.

The Erie Canal (also known as the Barge Canal) passes through the south end of the town, running along River Road, with Lock 20 Canal Park just east of the Route 291 bridge lying on the canal.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,469 people, 2,003 households, and 1,526 families residing in the town. The population density was 287.2 people per square mile (110.9/km²). There were 2,073 housing units at an average density of 62.9/sq mi (24.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.42% White, 22.20% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.55% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.02% of the population.

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