Whitney Point, New York

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Whitney Point is a village in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 965 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name comes from Thomas and William Whitney, early developers.

The Village of Whitney Point is in the southwest corner of the Town of Triangle and is north of Binghamton.

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History

The village was first settled around 1791, but began to flourish after the arrival of the Whitney family around 1800.

The Village of Whitney Point (originally called "Whitney's Point') was incorporated in 1871. A catasrophic fire almost destroyed the village in 1897. After serious flooding in 1935 and 1936, work began on a dam north of the village on the Otselic River. It was completed in 1942 and formed the Whitney Point Lake (Reservoir).

The village has been the site of the Broome County Fair since 1874.

The Whitney Automobile was briefly manufactured in this village around 1902.

Whitney Point is also the home of David Phinney

Geography

Whitney Point is located at 42°19′48″N 75°58′12″W / 42.33°N 75.97°W / 42.33; -75.97 (42.330084, -75.970091)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (8.26%) is water.

The village is located on the Tioughnioga River, by its junction with the Otselic River.

The village is located at the junction of Routes NY-26, NY-79, NY-206, and US-11. Interstate 81 passes through the west side of the village.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 965 people, 397 households, and 244 families residing in the village. The population density was 966.2 people per square mile (372.6/km²). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 432.6/sq mi (166.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.89% White, 0.21% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

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