Wampsville, New York

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Wampsville is a village located inside the Town of Lenox in Madison County, New York. The population was 561 as of the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Madison County[3].

The Village of Wampsville is in the northern part of the county and near the eastern town line of Lenox.

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History

The village was formerly called Wempsville.

Wampsville was chosen as the seat of Madison County because neighboring Oneida, New York, to the east, and Canastota, New York to the west both wanted the distinction and could not reach a resolution. The county courthouse faces north so that it does not face either other locality.

Geography

Wampsville is located at 43°4′53″N 75°42′29″W / 43.08139°N 75.70806°W / 43.08139; -75.70806 (43.081507, -75.708041)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of which is land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 561 people, 204 households, and 147 families residing in the village. The population density was 554.3 people per square mile (214.5/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 208.5/sq mi (80.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.08% White, 0.18% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 204 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.22.

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