Sylvan Beach, New York

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Sylvan Beach is a village in Oneida County, New York, USA. The population was 1,071 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Sylvan Beach is in the western end of the Town of Vienna.

Verona Beach State Park is south of the village on Route 13.



The community was founded around 1840. Public transportation, in the form of railroads and ferries, made the village a desirable resort community in the 19th century. The Village of Sylvan Beach was incorporated in 1896.


Sylvan Beach is located at 43°12′16″N 75°43′35″W / 43.20444°N 75.72639°W / 43.20444; -75.72639 (43.204358, -75.726428)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.95%) is water.

Sylvan Beach is on the east shore of Oneida Lake and is adjacent to the Erie Canal. Sylvan Beach used to be a shipping port for all of the lake back in 1820, Barge Canal made the final stage of transport most important during the 1920s.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,071 people, 472 households, and 279 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,458.4 people per square mile (566.5/km²). There were 847 housing units at an average density of 1,153.4/sq mi (448.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.76% White, 0.75% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

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