Winfield (town), New York

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Winfield is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 2,202 at the 2000 census. The town is named after General Winfield Scott.

The Town of Winfield is in the southwest corner of the county and is south of Utica.

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History

The town was first settled around 1789, mostly by people from New England.

The Town of Winfield was formed from parts of Richfield, Plainfield (both in Otsego County), and Litchfield (Herkimer County) in 1816.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.6 square miles (61.3 km²), of which, 23.6 square miles (61.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04% is water.

The south town line and part of the west town line are the border of Otsego County. The remainder of the west town line is the border of Oneida County.

The East Branch of the Unadilla River flows through the south part of the town. Winfield Creek flows into the Unadilla River at West Winfield village.

US Route 20 passes across the south part of the town and is briefly conjoined with New York State Route 51.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,202 people, 821 households, and 614 families residing in the town. The population density was 93.1 people per square mile (35.9/km²). There were 871 housing units at an average density of 36.8/sq mi (14.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.73% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 821 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.10.

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