Boonville (town), New York


Boonville (town), New York

Boonville is a town in Oneida County, New York, USA. The population was 4,572 at the 2000 census. The town and village are named after Gerrit Boon, an agent of the Holland Land Company.

The Town of Boonville includes a village, also called Boonville. The town is in the northeast of the county.

History

The town was first settled around 1795. The Town of Boonville was created in 1805 from the Town of Leyden.

Tourism

Boonville has accepted the nickname "The Snow Capital of the East." Consequently it is a snowmobile tourist destination. Boonville has revitalized the Snow Festivals. In 2008 more than 6,000 people traveled to Boonville Oneida County Fairgrounds to watch vintage and professional snow mobile races on a half-mile oval ice track. More than 100mph was not uncommon.

The fairgrounds in Boonville are also home of Oneida County Fair.

The former Black River Canal was constructed to connect to the Erie Canal.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 72.6 square miles (188.0 km²), of which, 71.9 square miles (186.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (0.95%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Lewis County, and the east town line is the Black River.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,572 people, 1,781 households, and 1,209 families residing in the town. The population density was 63.6 people per square mile (24.5/km²). There were 2,138 housing units at an average density of 29.7/sq mi (11.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.21% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 1,781 households of which 31.3% had children under 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size 2.98.

In the town the population was 24.5% under 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% 65 ge or older. The median age was 39. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household was $36,744, and the median for a family $40,845. Males had a median income of $30,992 versus $21,362 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,704. About 8.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under 18 and 9.9% of those 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the Town of Boonville

*Alder Creek -- The hamlet where State Routes 12 and 28 split. NY 12 goes north tothe Village of Boonville, and NY 28 goes northeast into Adirondack Park towards Old Forge.
*Alder Creek Station -- A location in the southeast part of the town, west of Alder Creek.
*Boonville -- The Village of Boonville is on NY 12 at 12D.
*Hawkinsville -- A hamlet east of Boonville village, near the Black River.
*Hurlbutville -- A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
*Pixley Falls State Park -- Located on NY 46 several miles south of the Village of Boonville and adjacent to Hurburtbille.

References

External links

* [http://www.boonvillechamber.org/welcome_to_Boonville.htm Boonville Chamber of Commerce]


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