North Norwich, New York

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North Norwich is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 1,966 at the 2000 census.

The Town of North Norwich, which is directly north of the City of Norwich, is in the eastern half of the county.

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History

The first settlement began around 1794. The Town of North Norwich was established in 1849 from the northern part of the Town of Norwich.

The former Chenango Canal passed through the town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.2 square miles (73.2 km²), of which, 28.2 square miles (73.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

New York State Route 12 (north-south) is a major highway through the town. New York State Route 320 is a short highway near the south town line.

The Chenango River flows southward through the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,966 people, 727 households, and 532 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.7 people per square mile (26.9/km²). There were 797 housing units at an average density of 28.2/sq mi (10.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.42% White, 0.51% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 727 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

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