Lincklaen, New York

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Lincklaen is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 416 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Colonel John Lincklaen, an agent of the Holland Land Company and a land owner.

The Town of Lincklaen is in the northwest corner of the county, northwest of Norwich.

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History

The town was first settled around 1796. The town was formed from the Town of German in 1823. Parts of the town were removed to form the Town of Pitcher in 1827 and 1833.

The 1865 population was 988.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.0 km²), all of it land.

The north town line is the border of Madison County, and the west town line is the border of Cortland County.

Mud Creek is an important stream flowing through the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 416 people, 153 households, and 113 families residing in the town. The population density was 15.8 people per square mile (6.1/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 9.2/sq mi (3.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.12% White, 0.72% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 153 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.

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