West Carthage, New York

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West Carthage is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 2,102 at the 2000 census.

The Village of West Carthage is in the Town of Champion. The village is the east town line, and is east of Watertown. West Carthage is adjacent to the Village of Carthage and is south of Fort Drum.

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History

Settlement began around 1798 with a ferry service and tavern established at that location, but development was slower compared to Carthage on the other side of the river in spite of water power available to both communities.

The village was incorporated in 1889, yet the early village government encountered notable resistance to obtaining funds for development.

Geography

West Carthage is located at 43°58′25″N 75°37′17″W / 43.973678°N 75.621355°W / 43.973678; -75.621355.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (8.40%) is water.

The village is on the south side of the Black River, which separates it from the Village of Carthage.

West Carthage is at the junction of New York State Route 26 and New York State Route 126.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,102 people, 830 households, and 557 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,758.3 people per square mile (676.3/km2). There were 915 housing units at an average density of 765.4/sq mi (294.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 89.34% White, 4.14% African American, 0.81% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% of the population.

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