Canastota, New York

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Canastota is a village located inside the Town of Lenox in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 4,425 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Canastota is in the south part of the Town of Lenox.



The village was incorporated in 1835, but was reorganized in 1870.[citation needed] Kniste Stota was the first name of the village, a term used by the local Indian population meaning "cluster of pines near still waters".[citation needed] The Judge Nathan Roberts House dates to about 1820.[1]


Canastota is located at 43°4′51″N 75°45′13″W / 43.08083°N 75.75361°W / 43.08083; -75.75361 (43.080909, -75.753747)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,425 people, 1,872 households, and 1,173 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,332.3 people per square mile (514.6/km²). There were 1,994 housing units at an average density of 600.3/sq mi (231.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.31% White, 0.93% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

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