Providence, New York

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Providence is a town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,841 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Providence is on the county's western border and is west of Saratoga Springs, New York.

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History

The area was settled before 1786, but that was the year of any definite settlement, located by Hagedorns Mills.

The town was formed from part of the Town of Galway in 1796. The early economy was based on forestry with the harvesting of lumber, and the manufacture of pulpwood being important.

It is currently under consideration for a municipal wireless broadband network to be built in it.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.1 square miles (116.8 km²), of which, 44.0 square miles (114.0 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (2.35%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Fulton County, New York. The northern part of the town is in the Adirondack Park, and part of the west town line is the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,841 people, 666 households, and 508 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.8 people per square mile (16.1/km²). There were 909 housing units at an average density of 20.6/sq mi (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.99% White, 0.71% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 666 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.12.

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