- Fonda, New York
official_name = Fonda, New York
settlement_type = Village
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Montgomery
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 1.6
area_land_km2 = 1.4
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_total_sq_mi = 0.6
area_land_sq_mi = 0.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 810
population_density_km2 = 586.9
population_density_sq_mi = 1520.2
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 90
elevation_ft = 295
latd = 42 |latm = 57 |lats = 16 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 22 |longs = 32 |longEW = W
Fonda is a
villagein Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 810 at the 2000 census. Fonda is the county seatof Montgomery CountyGR|6. The village is named after Douw Fonda, a settler scalped during an Indian raid in 1780.
The Fonda Fair is an annual agricultural event.
The village is situated at the former Mohawk village of "Caughnawaga." The village Fonda is named after the Fonda family when they settled in
New Netherlandin the seventeenth century. In Henry Fonda's autobiography, the history is given as follows: :"Early records show the family ensconced in northern Italyin the sixteenth century where they fought on the side of the Reformation, fled to Holland, intermarried with Dutch burghers' daughters, picked up the first names of the Low Countries, but retained the Italianate "Fonda". Before Pieter Stuyvesantsurrendered Nieuw Amsterdam to the English the Fondas, instead of settling in Manhattan, canoed up the Hudson River to the Indian village of Caughnawaga. Within a few generations, the Mohawksand the Iroquoiswere butchered or fled and the town became known to mapmakers as Fonda, New York". [ [http://www.adherents.com/people/pf/Henry_Fonda.html The religious Affiliation of Henry Fonda, actor.] Adherents.com, July 21 2005. Retrieved on January 11, 2007.]
The European settler village was founded in 1751 at the site of Caughnawaga.
Fonda thrived by the opening of the
Erie Canalin 1825 and the arrival of the railroad in 1835. The village was incorporated in 1850.
Fonda is located at coor dms|42|57|16|N|74|22|32|W|city (42.954342, -74.375424)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (11.48%) is water.
Fonda is on the north bank of the
Mohawk Riveron the opposite bank from the Village of Fultonville. New York State Route 5, New York State Route 30A, and New York State Route 334converge on Fonda.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 810 people, 351 households, and 209 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,520.2 people per square mile (590.1/km²). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 767.6/sq mi (298.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.53% White, 0.37% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.
There were 351 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $28,021, and the median income for a family was $35,714. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $23,500 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $15,330. About 6.7% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.fondafair.com/index.html Fonda Fair]
* [http://www.fonda.org The Fonda Family]
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