Davenport, New York

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Davenport is a town in Delaware County, New York, USA. The population was 2,774 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Davenport is in the northeast part of the county.

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History

The town was formed in 1817 from part of the Town of Kortright and Meredith. Davenport is named after an early settler, John Davenport, who also became the first town supervisor. Charlotte Valley Central School is the only public school in Davenport, New York. There are two volunteer fire departments in Davenport, as well as four churches, three post offices and one traffic light. There are four hamlets within the borders of the town; Davenport, Davenport Center, West Davenport and Fergusonville. Other places located in Davenport are; Pindars Corners, Butts Corners, and Hoseaville. Davenport's high school basketball team went to states two years in a row (2006 & 2007).

Geography

The north town line is the border of Otsego County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 52.5 square miles (135.9 km²), of which, 52.3 square miles (135.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,774 people, 1,132 households, and 758 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.0 people per square mile (20.5/km²). There were 1,478 housing units at an average density of 28.2/sq mi (10.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.98% White, 0.54% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 1,132 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

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