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Encyclopedia > Jefferson County, New York
Jefferson County, New York
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Map of New York highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the USA highlighting New York
New York's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1805
Seat Watertown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,810 km² (1,857 mi²)
3,295 km² (1,272 mi²)
1,515 km² (585 mi²), 31.49%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

111,738
34/km² 
Website: www.co.jefferson.ny.us

Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2000 census, the population was 111,738. It is named after Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America. Its county seat is Watertown. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... NY redirects here. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NY.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New York ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... County Jefferson County Settled 1800  - Mayor Jeffrey Graham Area    - City 24. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... NY redirects here. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... County Jefferson County Settled 1800  - Mayor Jeffrey Graham Area    - City 24. ...


When Jefferson County was created in 1805, it was named after the currently serving President, Thomas Jefferson. 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ...

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History

When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Jefferson County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont. Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... Location in the state of New York Formed November 1, 1683 Seat Albany Area  - Total  - Water 1,381 km² (533 mi²) 25 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked {{{AreaRank}}}  - Total {{{TotalAreaUS}}} sq mi ({{{TotalArea}}} km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Cumberland County, New York was a former county in the Province of New York that became part of the state of Vermont. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (76th in leap years). ... Battle of Chesma, by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... Gloucester County, New York is a former county in New York that became part of the state of Vermont. ...


On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Tryon County, contained the western portion (and thus, since no western boundary was specified, theoretically still extended west to the Pacific). The eastern boundary of Tryon County was approximately five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, and the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The area then designated as Tryon County now includes 37 counties of New York State. The county was named for William Tryon, colonial governor of New York. March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (72nd in leap years). ... Year 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Tryon County, New York was a county in New York, part of the Province of New York, named after Governor William Tryon. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... The Adirondack mountain range is located in the northeastern part of New York that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, St. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... William Tryon (January 27, 1729 to 1788) was colonial governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765-1771) and the Province of New York (1771-1780, though he did not retain much power in the colony beyond 1777). ...


In the years prior to 1776, most of the Loyalists in Tryon County fled to Canada. In 1784, following the peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War, the name of Tryon County was changed to Montgomery County to honor the general, Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died attempting to capture the city of Quebec, replacing the name of the hated British governor. Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Kościuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of New York. ... An engraving depicting the death of General Montgomery at the Battle of Quebec. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water...


In 1789, the size of Montgomery County was reduced by the splitting off of Ontario County from Montgomery. The actual area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county, also including the present Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming, Yates, and part of Schuyler and Wayne Counties. 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Allegany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Erie County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Genesee County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ... Orleans County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Steuben County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Wyoming County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Yates County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


Jefferson County is part of Macomb's Purchase of 1791. Macombs Purchase is a large historical area of northern New York purchased from the state in 1791 by Alexander Macomb, who had gotten rich as a merchant in the American Revolution. ...


In 1791, Herkimer County was one of three counties split off from Montgomery (the other two being Otsego, and Tioga County). This was much larger than the present county, however, and was reduced by a number of subsequent splits. The first one of these, in 1794, produced Onondaga County. This county was larger than the current Onondaga County, including the present Cayuga, Cortland, and part of Oswego Counties. 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Otsego County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Tioga County is a county located in the state of New York. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1794 Seat Syracuse Area  - Total  - Water 2,087 km² (806 mi²) 66 km² (25 mi²) 3. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1799 Seat Auburn Area  - Total  - Water 2,237 km² (864 mi²) 441 km² (170 mi²) 19. ... Cortland County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Oswego County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


Oneida County (as well as a part of Chenango County), was split off from Herkimer County in 1798. Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Chenango County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Jefferson County was split off from Oneida County in 1805. 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Jefferson County is on the western side of northern New York State, adjacent to the area where the Saint Lawrence River enters Lake Ontario. It is almost due north of Syracuse, and northwest of Utica. The county is at the international border with Canada. TheSaint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Nickname: The Salt City Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll Area  - City 66. ... Utica, New York is a city in the State of New York and the county seat of Oneida County. ...


The Black River, which also empties into Lake Ontario, is an important stream in the county. Part of the Tug Hill Plateau is in the southern part of the county. The Black River is a river that empties into the eastern end of Lake Ontario on the shore of Jefferson County, New York in the United States of America. ... The Tug Hill Plateau is a upland region in upstate New York in the USA. The Tug Hill Plateau is west of the Adirondack Mountains and is separated from the Adirondacks by the Black River Valley. ...


The county also includes nearby islands in the St. Lawrence River, including such large islands as Carleton Island, Grindstone Island, and Wellesley Island. Grindstone Island is one of the large Thousand Islands in the St. ... Cove on Wellesley Island, showing smaller island with residence Wellesley Island in Jefferson County, New York is partially in the Town of Orleans and partially in the Town of Alexandria. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,810 km² (1,857 mi²). 3,295 km² (1,272 mi²) of it is land and 1,515 km² (585 mi²) of it (31.49%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

St. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Oswego County is a county located in the state of New York. ... The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 111,738 people, 40,068 households, and 28,127 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (88/mi²). There were 54,070 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (42/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.71% White, 5.83% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 2.05% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 4.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 40,068 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 19.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 107.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $34,006, and the median income for a family was $39,296. Males had a median income of $28,727 versus $21,787 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,202. About 10.00% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, villages, and other communities

=> Designations in parentheses relate to official political status.

Adams is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Adams is a village located in the Town of Adams in Jefferson County, New York. ... Adams Center (formerly called Adams Five Corners) is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Adams in Jefferson County, New York, USA. The population was 1,500 at the 2000 census. ... Alexandria is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Alexandria Bay is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Antwerp is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Antwerp is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Black River is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Brownville is a town in Jefferson County, New York, USA. The population was 5,843 at the 2000 census. ... Brownville is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Calcium is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Jefferson County, USA. As of the 2000 census, the hamlet had a total population of 3,346. ... Cape Vincent is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Cape Vincent is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Carthage is a village located in the Town of Wilna in Jefferson County, New York. ... Champion is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Chaumont is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Clayton is a town in Jefferson County, New York, USA on the St. ... Clayton is a village located in the Town of Clayton in Jefferson County, New York. ... Deferiet is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Depauville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Dexter is a village in Jefferson County, New York, United States. ... Ellisburg (also called Ellisburgh) is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Ellisburg (also called Ellisburgh) is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Evans Mills is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Fort Drum is a census-designated place and U.S. Army military reservation in Jefferson County, New York, United States. ... Glen Park is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Great Bend is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Henderson is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. ... Herrings is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Hounsfield is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... La Fargeville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Le Ray is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Lorraine is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Lyme is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Mannsville is a village located in the Town of Ellisburg in Jefferson County, New York. ... Natural Bridge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Orleans is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Pamelia is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Philadelphia is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Redwood is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Rodman is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Rutland is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Sackets Harbor is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Theresa is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Theresa is a village located in the Town of Theresa in Jefferson County, New York. ... Watertown is a town in Jefferson County, New York. ... County Jefferson County Settled 1800  - Mayor Jeffrey Graham Area    - City 24. ... West Carthage is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Wilna is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Worth is a town located in Jefferson County, New York. ...

Additional county information

Jefferson County contains part of the Thousand Islands and borders the St. Lawrence River. Sunset over one of the smallest islands. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...


Jefferson Community College in Watertown provides higher education within the county. Jefferson Community College could refer to: Jefferson Community College, a two-year Kentucky college comprised of four campuses, located in Louisville, Shelbyville, and Carrollton. ...


The U.S. Tenth Mountain Division is based at Fort Drum. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). ...


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