Meredith, New York

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Meredith is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 1,588 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Meredith is an interior town in the northeast part of the county.

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History

The town was formed in 1800 from parts of the Towns of Franklin and Kortright.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 58.3 square miles (151.1 km²), of which, 58.2 square miles (150.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,588 people, 612 households, and 438 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.3 people per square mile (10.5/km²). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.36% White, 0.19% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 612 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,021, and the median income for a family was $43,102. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $21,823 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,715. About 9.2% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Meredith

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