- Stark, New York
official_name = Stark, New York
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Herkimer
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 81.6
area_land_km2 = 81.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 31.5
area_land_sq_mi = 31.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 767
population_density_km2 = 9.4
population_density_sq_mi = 24.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 391
elevation_ft = 1283
latd = 42 |latm = 54 |lats = 54 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 48 |longs = 56 |longEW = W
The Town of Stark is in the eastern part of Herkimer County.
Settlement occurred before 1775, but many residents departed during the Revolutionary War. The town was established from part of the Town of Danube in 1828.
Notable former residents
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlingsbought property in Van Hornesville to obtain background for her novel, "The Sojourner" and spent time there every year up to her death.
Owen D. Young, founder of the Radio Corporation of America, was a lifelong resident of Van Hornesville.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.5 square miles (81.6 km²), of which, 31.5 square miles (81.6 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.
Otsquago Creek flows through the town.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 767 people, 286 households, and 215 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 24.3 people per square mile (9.4/km²). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 10.6/sq mi (4.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.09% White, 0.39% African American, 0.39% Pacific Islander, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.
There were 286 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,518, and the median income for a family was $34,545. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $21,042 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $14,128. About 14.1% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Stark, NY
*Cramer Corners -- A location near the north town line.
*Deck -- A hamlet west of Smith Corners.
*Smith Corners -- A hamlet in the northwest part of the town.
*Starkville -- A hamlet in the eastern part of the town on Route 80.
*Van Hornesville -- A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
*Willse Four Corners -- A location near the south town line.
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/herk-stark.htm Early history of Stark, New York]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyherkim/stark.html Early history of Stark, NY]
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