Stratford, New York

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Stratford is a town in Fulton County, New York, United States. The population was 640 at the 2000 census. The town was named after a community in Connecticut. The Town of Stratford is in the northwest part of the county and is northeast of the Village of Dolgeville.

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History

The town comprises patents of various pre-Revolutionary grants, including part of the extensive land grants of Sir William Johnson. Settlement began around 1800 by settlers from Connecticut.

The town was formed in 1805 from the Town of Palatine while still part of Montgomery County.

Part of the town was removed in 1842 to form part of the Town of Caroga.

The population of the town was 353 in 1810.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 76.7 square miles (198.6 km²), of which, 75.2 square miles (194.7 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it (1.97%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Hamilton County, and the west town line is the border of Herkimer County, delineated by the East Canada Creek. The town is in the Adirondack Park.

New York State Route 29A is an east-west highway in Stratford.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 640 people, 237 households, and 167 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.5 people per square mile (3.3/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 7.0/sq mi (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.19% White, 1.09% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.31% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

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