Harrisburg, New York

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Harrisburg is a town in Lewis County, New York, United States. The population was 423 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Harrisburg is in the northwest part of the county. Harrisburg is northwest of Lowville, the county seat.



Settlement began before 1812.

The Town of Harrisburg (originally "Harrisburgh") was formed in 1803 from the Towns of Lowville, Champion (in Jefferson County), and Mexico (in Oswego County). After its formation, Harrisburg gave up land to form the Town of Denmark (1807) and the Town of Pinckney (1808).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103.4 km²), all of it land.

New York State Route 177 crosses the town (east-west), and New York State Route 26 passes along the east part of the town. New York State Route 12 is an east-west highway through the middle of Harrisburg.

The Deer River flows northward out of the northwest part of Harrisburg.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 423 people, 139 households, and 102 families residing in the town. The population density was 10.6 people per square mile (4.1/km²). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 5.0/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.11% White, 0.47% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 139 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.73.

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