Steuben, New York

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Steuben is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 1,172 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Baron von Steuben.

The Town of Steuben in northeast of Utica, New York (Note that there is also a Steuben County, New York).



The town is part of the land grant made to von Steuben after the American Revolution. He maintained his summer residence in a log cabin in the town. His remains are buried in a state historic site east of Steuben village.

Steuben was formed from part of the Town of Whitestown in 1792. In 1796, part of Steuben was used to form the newer Town of Floyd and Town of Rome. Steuben was reduced again in 1797 to form the Town of Western.

The population of Steuben in 1920 was 786.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.7 square miles (110.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,172 people, 429 households, and 332 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.4 people per square mile (10.6/km²). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 10.8/sq mi (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.55% White, 0.51% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 429 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

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