Nassau (town), New York

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Nassau, New York
Town
Location in Rensselaer County and the state of New York.
Location in Rensselaer County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 42°33′N 73°33′W / 42.550°N 73.550°W / 42.550; -73.550Coordinates: 42°33′N 73°33′W / 42.550°N 73.550°W / 42.550; -73.550
Country United States
State New York
County Rensselaer
Incorporated 1806 (as Town of Philipstown)
Government
 • Supervisor David Fleming 
Area[1]
 • Total 45.24 sq mi (117.16 km2)
 • Land 44.44 sq mi (115.11 km2)
 • Water 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,789
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 4,815
 • Density 108.34/sq mi (41.83/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12123
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-49517
GNIS feature ID 0979250
Website Town of Nassau, New York

Nassau is a town in Rensselaer County, New York, USA. The population was 4,789 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Nassau is at the southern border of the county.

History

The region was first settled around 1760. The town was originally formed as the "Town of Philipstown" in 1806 from parts of the Towns of Petersburgh, Schodack, and Stephentown. The town changed its name to "Nassau" in 1808.

The Henry Tunis Smith Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117.1 km²), of which, 44.5 square miles (115.4 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (1.46%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Columbia County, New York.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 2,873
1830 3,254 13.3%
1840 3,236 −0.6%
1850 3,261 0.8%
1860 3,039 −6.8%
1870 2,705 −11.0%
1880 2,629 −2.8%
1890 2,273 −13.5%
1900 2,073 −8.8%
1910 2,115 2.0%
1920 2,015 −4.7%
1930 2,020 0.2%
1940 2,405 19.1%
1950 3,122 29.8%
1960 3,721 19.2%
1970 4,043 8.7%
1980 4,479 10.8%
1990 4,989 11.4%
2000 4,818 −3.4%
2010 4,789 −0.6%
Est. 2016 4,815 [2] 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,818 people, 1,851 households, and 1,330 families residing in the town. The population density was 108.2 people per square mile (41.8/km²). There were 2,058 housing units at an average density of 46.2 per square mile (17.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.66% White, 1.08% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 1,851 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,526, and the median income for a family was $53,313. Males had a median income of $38,981 versus $26,804 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,785. About 5.9% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Nassau

  • Alps – A hamlet on NY 43 east of Denault Corners. The name stems from the mountainous terrain.
  • Brainard – A hamlet at the south end of East Nassau at the junction of US 20 and NY 66.
  • Denault Corners – A hamlet on the north town line at the junction of NY 43 and NY 66.
  • Dunham Hollow- A hamlet in the extreme northeast part of the town at the junction of NY 43 and Dunham Hollow Road. The community was named after Isaac Dunham, a pioneer citizen.[6]
  • East Nassau – The Village of East Nassau is located along the corridor of NY 66, on the eastern town line.
  • Hoags Corners – A hamlet at the north end of East Nassau at the junction of NY 66 and Central Nassau Road. The community was named after W. B. Hoag, a pioneer citizen.[7]
  • Jack's Corners – A hamlet on US 20 three miles east of the Village of Nassau.
  • Millers Corners – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town at the southwest corner of Burden Lake.
  • Nassau – The Village of Nassau is at the west town line, centered around the junction of US 20 and NY 203.
  • North Nassau – A hamlet in the north part of the town at the junction of Hoags Corners and North Nassau roads.

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ University of the State of New York Bulletin. University of the State of New York. 1914. p. 51. 
  7. ^ University of the State of New York Bulletin. University of the State of New York. 1914. p. 52. 

Further reading

  • Anderson, George Baker (1897). Landmarks of Rensselaer County New York. Syracuse, New York: D. Mason and Company. OCLC 1728151. 
  • Hayner, Rutherford (1925). Troy and Rensselaer County New York: A History. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. OCLC 22524006. 
  • Sylvester, Nathaniel Bartlett (1880). History of Rensselaer Co., New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. OCLC 3496287. 
  • Weise, Arthur James (1880). History of the Seventeen Towns of Rensselaer County from the Colonization of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck to the Present Time. Troy, New York: J. M. Francis & Tucker. OCLC 6637788. 

External links

  • Town of Nassau homepage
  • History of Nassau, New York
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