Wright, New York

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Wright is a town in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 1,547 at the 2000 census. The town was named after governor Silas Wright.

The Town of Wright is on the county's northeastern corner and is west of Albany.

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History

The town was first settled around 1735, near Gallupville.

During the American Revolution, in the year 1782, the town was raided by Tories with their native allies, inflicting harm on residents and property.

Wright was formed from the Town of Schoharie in 1846.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.7 square miles (74.3 km²), of which, 28.6 square miles (74.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Schenectady County and the east town line is the border of Albany County. The west town line is partly defined by the Louse Kill, a tributary of the Fox Creek.

New York State Route 146 intersects New York State Route 443, both east-west highways near Gallupville in Wright. The intersection is the western terminus of NY-146.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,547 people, 569 households, and 433 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.0 people per square mile (20.9/km²). There were 622 housing units at an average density of 21.7/sq mi (8.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.64% White, 0.39% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 569 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.07.

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