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Johnsburg, New York
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 535.5 km² (206.7 mi²). 529.0 km² (204.2 mi²) of it is land and 6.4 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.20% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,450 people, 999 households, and 666 families residing in the town. The population density is 4.6/km² (12.0/mi²). There are 1,714 housing units at an average density of 3.2/km² (8.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.41% White, 0.20% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 999 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 27.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the town the population is spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $30,559, and the median income for a family is $37,540. Males have a median income of $27,064 versus $20,862 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,740. 17.7% of the population and 13.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 27.2% of those under the age of 18 and 12.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in Johnsburg
- Bakers Mills -- A hamlet in the central part of the town.
- Christian Hill -- A hamlet in the north part of the town.
- Edwards Hill -- A hamlet west of Johnsburg village.
- Holcomville -- A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
- Johnsburg -- The hamlet of Johnsburg.
- North Creek -- A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
- Sodom -- A hamlet northwest of Johnsburg village.
- Wevertown -- A hamlet northeast of Johnsburg village.
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