Narrowsburg, New York

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Narrowsburg is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The population was 414 at the 2000 census.

Narrowsburg is in the western part of the Town of Tusten at the junction of Routes 52 and 97. The community calls itself the "Eagle capital of New York State." Narrowsburg is home to the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camp.

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History

The community was first called "Homans Eddy" after Benjamin Homan, the first settler in the town.

Geography

Narrowsburg is located at 41°36′25″N 75°3′44″W / 41.60694°N 75.06222°W / 41.60694; -75.06222 (41.606881, -75.062255)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (8.61%) is water.

The community is on the east shore of the Delaware River, adjacent to the border of Pennsylvania. It is between the Catskill Mountains and the Pocono Mountains.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 414 people, 189 households, and 117 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 300.7 per square mile (115.8/km²). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 184.5/sq mi (71.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.03% White, 5.07% African American, 0.72% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.86% of the population.

There were 189 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.80.

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