Hastings, New York

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Hastings is a town in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 8,803 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Hastings Curtis, a prominent citizen.

The Town of Hastings is on the south border of the county. US Route 11 and Interstate 81 pass through the town.



The first settlement occurred in the south tip of the town near Fort Brewerton around 1789. The region was originally called "Breda." The town was formed in 1825 from Constantia. The early industry was lumbering and manufacturing of wooden products.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.0 square miles (119.2 km²), of which, 45.8 square miles (118.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.54%) is water.

The south town line is the Oneida River and the border of Onondaga County, New York. The south tip of the town is at the west end of Oneida Lake where it becomes the Oneida River.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,803 people, 3,374 households, and 2,365 families residing in the town. The population density was 192.3 people per square mile (74.3/km²). There were 3,635 housing units at an average density of 79.4/sq mi (30.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.75% White, 0.32% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 3,374 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

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