New Bremen, New York

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New Bremen is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 2,722 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the German city Bremen.

The Town of New Bremen is on the eastern side of the county. The town is northeast of Lowville, the county seat.

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History

The first settlement was around 1798. Many later settlers were from Germany. The community of New Bremen was laid out in 1826 by Charles Dayan.

The Town of New Bremen was formed in 1838 from parts of the Towns of Croghan and Watson.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 55.8 square miles (144.4 km²), of which, 55.5 square miles (143.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.

New York State Route 812, a north-south highway, intersects New York State Route 126, an east-west highway, near the north town line.

The west town line is defined by the Black River. The Beaver River marks the northeast town line.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,722 people, 945 households, and 757 families residing in the town. The population density was 49.0 people per square mile (18.9/km²). There were 1,116 housing units at an average density of 20.1/sq mi (7.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.09% White, 0.77% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 945 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.24.

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