North East, New York
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North East, New York
Town hall, in the village of Millerton
Location of North East, New York
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town Supervisor||George Kaye (R)|
|• Deputy Supervisor||John Merwin (R)|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||43.72 sq mi (113.24 km2)|
|• Land||43.15 sq mi (111.77 km2)|
|• Water||0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)|
|Elevation||1,017 ft (310 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||68.75/sq mi (26.55/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979285|
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The town of North East takes its name from its position in the county.
Part of the town was from the Great Nine Partners Patent of 1697, and part was from the Little Nine Partners Patent of 1706. The town was first settled by people from Connecticut, who located here from 1725–30, in a separate area called "The Oblong", which was not part of the Patent.
In 1807, and for some time thereafter, a traveling Methodist minister would preach once a fortnight. A slate company was formed in the town in 1812. During the Revolutionary War, iron ore was taken former the former Maltby ore bed (then known as the Dakin ore bed) to cast cannon for the irregular forces.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.7 square miles (113.2 km2). 43.2 square miles (111.8 km2) of it is land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), or 1.28%, is water.
Brace Mountain's 2,311-foot (704 m) summit, near the Connecticut state line in the northeast corner of town, is the highest point in not only the town but Dutchess County. The lowest elevation is 530 feet (160 m), along Shekomeko Creek at the Pine Plains town line.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2000 census, there were 3,002 people, 1,146 households and 778 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.2 per square mile (26.7/km2). There were 1,366 housing units at an average density of 31.5 per square mile (12.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.60% White, 2.10% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.26% of the population.
There were 1,146 households, of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97.
23.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median household income was $42,038 and the median family income was $48,179. Males had a median income of $30,659 compared with $26,346 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,650. About 7.0% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in North East
- Boston Corner – a hamlet at the north town line; portions of the hamlet are in Ancram, New York in Columbia County.
- Coleman Station – a hamlet in the south part of the town.
- Irondale – a hamlet northwest of Millerton village. The oldest mill in the town of Northeast was built by James Winchell, which stood at what is now called Irondale.
- Millerton – the Village of Millerton is on Route 44 near the Connecticut border.
- Mount Riga – a hamlet in the northern part of the town.
- Northeast – a location southwest of Northeast Center.
- Northeast Center – a hamlet southwest of Millerton on Route 44.
- Oblong – a former community in the town.
- Perry Corners – a location in the southern part of the town.
- Sharon Station – a hamlet on the south town line.
- Shekomeko – a hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
- Spencer's Corners – a hamlet named after early settler Philip Spencer, northeast of Millerton.
- State Line – a hamlet east of Millerton village on the New York–Connecticut border.
- Taconic State Park – a state park in the northern part of the town.
- Whitehouse Crossing – a hamlet in the northern part of the town.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): North East town, Dutchess County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
- Smith, James H. The History of Dutchess County with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, Chap. XXI, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, 1882
- Smith, Philip H. General History of Dutchess County from 1609 to 1876, Pawling, 1877
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- Carleton, Hiram (1903). Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont. II. New York, NY: The Lewis Publishing Company. pp. 15–16 – via Internet Archive.
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