Stockholm, New York

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Stockholm is a town in St. Lawrence County, New York, United States. The population was 3,592 at the 2000 census. The name was assigned by surveyors from Stockholm in Sweden.

The Town of Stockholm is in the northeast part of the county and is northeast of Potsdam.

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History

Stockholm was erected from part of the Town of Massena by a legislative act passed February 21, 1806. It received its name by the surveyors from Stockholm, Sweden. It retained its original territory until April 9, 1823, when a part was annexed to Norfolk, and on April 15, 1834, another portion was annexed to the same town. During the War of 1812 some residents left the town and a lesser number returned. [1]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 94.3 square miles (244.2 km²), of which, 93.9 square miles (243.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.

The St. Regis River flows northward through the east part of the town.

US Route 11 passes through the town. New York State Route 420 crosses the northeast corner of the town.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,592 people, 1,381 households, and 999 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.2 people per square mile (14.8/km²). There were 1,520 housing units at an average density of 16.2/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.91% White, 0.33% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 1,381 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

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