Perth, New York

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Perth is a town in Fulton County, New York, United States. The population was 3,638 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Perth, Scotland.

The Town of Perth is in the eastern part of the county, north of Amsterdam, New York.

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History

The town was first settled around 1772 by pioneers from Scotland.

Perth was formed from part of the Town of Amsterdam in 1838, when Fulton County was created. In 1842, the size of the town was increased by land from the Towns of Broadalbin and Mayfield.

Notable residents

  • Mike Tyson, boxer, was a one-time resident of the Tryon School for Boys in the town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.1 square miles (67.5 km²), of which, 26.1 square miles (67.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.

The town is east of the City of Johnstown. The east town line is the border of Saratoga County and the south town line is the border of Montgomery County.

New York State Route 30 is a north-south highway.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,638 people, 1,318 households, and 951 families residing in the town. The population density was 139.6 people per square mile (53.9/km²). There were 1,416 housing units at an average density of 54.3/sq mi (21.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.51% White, 6.40% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.52% of the population.

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