Schuyler, New York

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Schuyler is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 3,385 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Schuyler is located in the western part of Herkimer County. The town is east of Utica, New York.

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History

The town was first settled around 1765.

Schuyler was formed in 1792 from part of the Town of Herkimer. In 1797, part of Schuyler was taken to form the newer Town of Trenton. Schuyler was further reduced in 1798 to form the Town of Deerfield (Oneida County) and in 1806 to form the Town of Newport.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.3 square miles (104.4 km²), of which, 39.8 square miles (103.2 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (1.12%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Oneida County, and the south town line is marked by the Mohawk River.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) and the Erie Canal pass across the south part of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,385 people, 1,418 households, and 937 families residing in the town. The population density was 85.0 people per square mile (32.8/km²). There were 1,541 housing units at an average density of 38.7/sq mi (14.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.96% White, 0.50% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 1,418 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.93.

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