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Warren County, New York
Warren County is a county in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 63,303. It is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in the American Revolutionary War. The county seat is Lake George.
When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Warren County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county that the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extended westward to the Pacific Ocean. It was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont. On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Charlotte County, contained the eastern portion.
In 1788, Washington County was reduced in size by the splitting-off of Clinton County. This was a much larger area than the present Clinton County, including several other counties or county parts of the present New York State. Washington County was slightly enlarged by the transfer of the Town of Cambridge from Albany County to Washington County in 1791.
In 1813, Warren County was split off from Washington County.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 63,303 people, 25,726 households, and 17,056 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (73/mi²). There are 34,852 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (40/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.48% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 25,726 households out of which 30.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.90% are married couples living together, 10.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% are non-families. 27.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $39,198, and the median income for a family is $46,793. Males have a median income of $32,922 versus $22,279 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,727. 9.70% of the population and 7.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.10% of those under the age of 18 and 5.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities, Towns, and Villages
- Bolton (town)
- Chester (town)
- Glens Falls North
- Glens Falls (city)
- Hague (town)
- Horicon (town)
- Johnsburg (town)
- Lake George (town)
- Lake George (village)
- Lake Luzerne (town)
- Queensbury (town)
- Stony Creek (town)
- Thurman (town)
- Warrensburg (town)
- West Glens Falls
- Designation in parentheses is official political level.
Adjacent counties and areas
The west border and part of the northern border of Warren county is shared with Hamilton County. The remainder of the norther boundary is formed with Essex County. Washington County is to the east, and Saratoga County is on the south.
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