Dexter, New York

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Dexter is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,120 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from Simon Newton Dexter, one of the village's stockholders.[1]

The Village of Dexter is in the south part of the Town of Brownville and is west of Watertown.



The village was formerly called "Fish Island," and was part of the lands belonging to Jacob and John Brown. The village was renamed "Dexter" after Simon Newton Dexter.[2]

Dexter became an incorporated village in 1855, with population of about 528.


Dexter is located at 44°00′30″N 76°02′43″W / 44.008264°N 76.045363°W / 44.008264; -76.045363.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (14.29%) is water.

The village is adjacent to the Black River, near Black River Bay, an arm of Lake Ontario.

New York State Route 180, a north-south highway, passes through the village. County Roads 53 and 59 also service the community.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,120 people, 420 households, and 299 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,704.7 people per square mile (1,054.7/km2). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 1,098.8/sq mi (428.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.86% White, 0.27% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.45% Asian, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

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