Smithville, New York

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Smithville is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 1,347 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Smithville is at the west border of Chenango County, west of the City of Norwich.

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History

The town was first settled around 1797. Smithville was founded from part of the Town of Greene in 1808.

The population of Smithville in 1865 was 1,634.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.9 square miles (131.9 km²), of which, 50.5 square miles (130.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (0.79%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Broome County and Cortland County.

New York State Route 41 intersects New York State Route 220 north of Smithville Flats.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,347 people, 492 households, and 364 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.7 people per square mile (10.3/km²). There were 672 housing units at an average density of 13.3/sq mi (5.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.62% White, 0.52% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 492 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

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