Pierrepont, New York

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Pierrepont is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 2,674. The name is derived from Hezekiah Pierrepont, the early owner of much of the town's territory. The Town of Pierrepont is centrally located in the county and is southeast of Canton. There is a hamlet of the same name in the town of Pierrepont. Despite its name, the village or hamlet of Pierrepont Manor is located in Jefferson County.

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History

The first settlers arrived around 1806/7.[1] The town was established in 1818 from parts of the Towns of Russell and Potsdam. Later the town gave up territory to form, in whole or part, the Towns of Fine (1844), Clifton (1868), and Clare (1882).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 60.7 square miles (157.2 km²), of which, 60.4 square miles (156.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.51%) is water.

The Raquette River, which is the longest river in St. Lawrence County and the third longest in New York state, flows through the northeast part of the town.

New York State Route 56 crosses the northeast part of Pierrepont, and New York State Route 68 is an east-west highway.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,674 people, 1,039 households, and 744 families residing in the town. The population density was 44.3 people per square mile (17.1/km²). There were 1,233 housing units at an average density of 20.4/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.77% White, 0.19% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.52% Asian, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 1,039 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.

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