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Theresa (town), New York
The Town of Theresa contains a village also named Theresa.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 180.6 km² (69.7 mi²). 169.5 km² (65.4 mi²) of it is land and 11.1 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.14% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,414 people, 869 households, and 641 families residing in the town. The population density is 14.2/km² (36.9/mi²). There are 1,646 housing units at an average density of 9.7/km² (25.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.14% White, 1.70% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 869 households out of which 38.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% are non-families. 18.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.78 and the average family size is 3.13.
In the town the population is spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 108.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 105.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $36,953, and the median income for a family is $39,519. Males have a median income of $29,698 versus $22,841 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,027. 15.3% of the population and 14.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.9% of those under the age of 18 and 1.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in the Town of Theresa
- Bartletts Corners -- A hamlet by the eastern town line.
- Coopers Corners -- A hamlet on Routes 26, 37, and 193 west of Theresa village.
- Douglas Crossing -- A hamlet on Route 37.
- Indian River -- A stream flowing through the town.
- Rivergate -- A hamlet on Route 46.
- Shurtell Corners -- A location on the eastern town line.
- Theresa -- The Village of Theresa on the Indian River.
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