Granville, New York

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Granville is a town located in Washington County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,456.

The Town of Granville is on the eastern border of the county. Granville is also the name of a village in the town.

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History

The town was founded in 1780.

Geography

The east town line is the border of Vermont.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 145.4 km² (56.1 mi²). 145.2 km² (56.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.05% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,456 people, 2,411 households, and 1,668 families residing in the town. The population density is 44.4/km² (115.1/mi²). There are 2,635 housing units at an average density of 18.1/km² (47.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.08% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,411 households out of which 34.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% are married couples living together, 10.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% are non-families. 25.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the town the population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $36,128, and the median income for a family is $39,486. Males have a median income of $30,177 versus $20,128 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,335. 11.5% of the population and 8.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.3% of those under the age of 18 and 13.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in the Town of Granville

  • Granville -- The Village of Granville.
  • Great Meadows Correctional Facility -- A New York state prison.
  • Hillsdale --
  • Middle Granville --
  • North Granville --
  • Raceville -- A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Slyboro --
  • South Granville --
  • Truthville --
  • Washington Correctional Facility -- A New York State prison.
  • West Granville --
  • West Paulet -- A community on the border of Vermont.

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