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Phelps (town), New York
The Town of Phelps contains a village called Phelps.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 169.0 km² (65.3 mi²). 168.3 km² (65.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.43% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,017 people, 2,659 households, and 1,957 families residing in the town. The population density is 41.7/km² (108.0/mi²). There are 2,817 housing units at an average density of 16.7/km² (43.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.09% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,659 households out of which 34.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% are non-families. 20.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.03.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $47,246, and the median income for a family is $53,854. Males have a median income of $34,792 versus $26,498 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,297. 4.3% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.8% of those under the age of 18 and 5.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in the Town of Phelps
- Clifton Springs -- The eastern part of the Village of Clifton Springs.
- Gypsum -- A hamlet at the western town line.
- Knickerbocker Corner -- A hamlet.
- Orleans --
- Phelps -- The Village of Phelps.
- Phelps Junction -- A hamlet.
- Unionville -- A hamlet on Route 96.
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