West Turin, New York

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West Turin is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 1,674 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from its parent town, Turin.

The Town of West Turin is in the south-central part of the county and is north of Rome.

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History

The town was first settled around 1796, near Constableville.

Turin was formed from part of Town of Turin in 1830 and was subsequently reduced in size by the formation of newer towns: Montague (1850) and Osceola (1844). The Town of West Turin now includes the former "Town of Highmarket," which was disbanded in 1973. Highmarket had been set apart from West Turin in 1852.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 102.4 square miles (265.2 km²), of which, 102.2 square miles (264.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.

The Black River forms the east town line. West Turin is on the Tug Hill Plateau of northwestern New York.

New York State Route 26 and New York State Route 12D are north-south highways. New York State Route 12 is a north-south highway near the Black River.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,674 people, 635 households, and 433 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.4 people per square mile (6.3/km²). There were 971 housing units at an average density of 9.5/sq mi (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.22% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

There were 635 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% 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 3.16.

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