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Encyclopedia > Oswego County, New York
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Oswego County is a Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. The term has since tended to represent a tertiary geographical unit of administration intermediate between the larger, secondary state or province... county located in the A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. The United States Constitution allocates power between the two levels... state of State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13.3%) Population ( 2000)  - Population 18,976,457 (3rd... New York. As of 2000 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 2000 From Wikipedia 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Popular culture also holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd... 2000, the population is 122,377. Two cities serve as the A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. It is often, but not always, an incorporated municipality. County-wide politics and government are conducted here. The county courthouse and county administration are usually located in the county seat. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the... county seats: Oswego is a city located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,954. Oswego is in western New York. It is the county seat of Oswego County. Population has been declining and was 17,954 in 2000. The City... Oswego and Pulaski is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,398. The Village of Pulaski is within the Town of Richland. The village is located on US Route 11 and is adjacent to Interstate highway 81. Pulaski... Pulaski. The county name is from the The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the League of Peace and Power) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans. Based in upstate New York at the time of the arrival of the Europeans, they now occupy territory in Ontario, Quebec and New York. Panoramic View of Iroquois, 1914 The... Iroquois word meaning "the outpouring," referring to the mouth of the Oswego River.

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When counties were established in New York State in Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. June 12 - The Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II of England is discovered September 7 - Polish-German troops arrive in Vienna to help the besieged November 1 - The British crown colony of New York is... 1683, the present Oswego County was part of Albany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, generally located in the vicinity of Albany, New York, the capital of New York State. Albany is also the county seat of Albany County. The name is from the title of the Duke of York and... Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of This article is about the U.S. state. For other meanings, see Vermont (disambiguation). State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949... Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. It encompasses a third of the Earths surface, having an area of 179.7 million km² (69.4 million sq... Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ July 3 From Wikipedia July 3rd is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 181 days remaining. Events 300-1899 323 - Battle of Adrianople... July 3, Events January 1 - Great Britain as King Charles III and figurehead for Jacobitism. March 5 - Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans. March 18 - American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act which was very unpopular in the British colonies. The persuasion of... 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, New York was a former county in the Province of New York that became part of the state of Vermont. It was divided out of Albany County in New York in 1766, but eventually became part of Vermont in 1777. At that time, Vermont was holding itself out... Cumberland County, and further on March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). There are 290 days remaining. Events up to 19th century 1190 - Crusaders start to massacre the Jews of York, England. 1521 - Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines. 1621 - Samoset, a Mohegan, visits the settlers... March 16, Events March 5 - Boston Massacre: 5 Americans killed by British troops in an event that would help start the American Revolutionary War 5 years later. May 14 - Marie Antoinette arrives to French Court. May 16 - 14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year old Louis-Auguste (who later becomes Louis... 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, New York is a former county in New York that became part of the state of Vermont. It was a part of Albany County in the Province of New York until 1770 and was lost to Vermont in 1777. At that time, Vermont was holding itself out as... Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont.


On March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). There are 294 days remaining. Events 515 BC - Construction is completed on the Temple in Jerusalem. 1664 - New Jersey becomes a colony of Britain. 1894 - Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the... March 12, Events February 17 - First partition of Russia and Prussia, later including Austria May - Watauga Association formed in East Tennessee as the first independent Anglo-American government. June 9 - British vessel Gaspee is burned off of Rhode Island. August 5 - First Partition of Poland begins. August 21 - The coup detat... 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, New York was a county in New York, part of the Province of New York, named after Governor William Tryon. In 1784 the county was renamed Montgomery County, New York after General Richard Montgomery. Tryon County was created in 1772 from part of Albany County, partly at the... 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 is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. It is a city in central New York State, near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. It is in the same metropolitan area as the state capital, Albany, New York; central... Schenectady, and the county included the western part of the Much of the following text dates from 1911. Much of it needs to be updated: Some factual claims in this article need to be verified. If you can do so, please leave a note on the talk page or adjust the article text as necessary, and then remove this notice... Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It meets tide-water at Trenton, New Jersey. Its total length, from the head of the longest branch to the capes, is 410 miles (660 km), and above 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 (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). Tryon was born at Norbury Park, Surrey, England. In 1757, when he... William Tryon, colonial governor of New York.


In the years prior to This article is about the year 1776. For the musical, see 1776 (musical) Events January 10 - Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense March 17 - American Revolutionary War: British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts after George Washington places artillery overlooking the city. March 28 - Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the... 1776, most of the Loyalists in Tryon County fled to Canada is an independent sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. Bordering the United States, its territorial claims extend north into the Arctic Ocean as far as the North Pole. Canada is a federation of ten provinces... Canada. In Events January 6 - the Turks agree to Russias annexation of the Crimea in the Treaty of Constantinople January 14 - The US Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with England to end the American Revolutionary War February 27 – Count of St Germain dies of pneumonia in Schleswig-Holstein February... 1784, following the peace treaty that ended the The American Revolutionary War ( 1775– 1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. The war, which eventually widened far beyond British North America, resulted in the overthrow of British rule in... American Revolutionary War, the name of Tryon County was changed to Montgomery County is a county located in the state of New York. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. The county seat is Fonda. History When counties were established in New York State in... Montgomery County to honor the general, Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738-December 31, 1775) was an Irish-American soldier. He was born in Swords, County Dublin, Ireland, the son of Thomas Montgomery (a member of Parliament) and Mary Franklin Montgomery. He was an officer in the British Army in the Seven Years War. His service was... Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died attempting to capture the city of This article describes the Canadian province. For other usages, see Quebec (disambiguation). Motto: Je me souviens (I remember) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Area 1,542,056 km² (2nd)  - Land 1,183,128 km²  ... Quebec, replacing the name of the hated British governor.


In 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). Events January 7 - First nationwide United States election January 21 - The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, is printed in Boston, Massachusetts January 23 - Georgetown College becomes the first... 1789, the size of Montgomery County was reduced by the splitting off of Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. The county seat is the city of Canandaigua. The name is a corruption of the Iroquois word meaning beautiful lake. The population of Ontario County in the 2000 U. S. census was 100,224, up from 95,101... Ontario County from Montgomery. The actual area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county, also including the present Allegany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 49,927. Its name derives from a Delaware Indian word, applied by settlers of Western New York State to a trail that followed the Allegany (Allegheny) River. Its county seat... Allegany, Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of Indian word meaning bad smelling banks, referring to the odor of natural gas which leaked from seams in rock formations. The county seat is Little Valley. History When counties were established in New York... Cattaraugus, Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of Indian word meaning where the fish was taken out. Its county seat is Mayville. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Chautauqua County was part of Albany County... Chautauqua, Erie County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 950,265. The county seat is Buffalo. The county name comes from the name of a tribe of Indians living in Western New York State prior to 1654. History When counties were... Erie, Genesee County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 60,370. Its name is from a Seneca Indian word meaning good valley. Its county seat is Batavia. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Genesee... Genesee, Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 64,328. It is named after Robert R. Livingston, delegate to the 1775 Continental Congress, member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and father-in-law of Richard Montgomery... Livingston, Monroe County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 735,343. It is named after James Monroe, fifth President of the United States of America. Its county seat is Rochester. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683... Monroe, Niagara County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 219,846. The county seat is Lockport. The county name is from an Indian word meaning thunder of waters, referring to the sound of the famous waterfalls. History When counties were established... Niagara, Orleans County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 44,171. The county seat is Albion. The name is in honor of the French Royal House of Orleans. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present... Orleans, Steuben County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 98,726. Its name is in honor of Baron von Steuben, German general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War. Its county seat is Bath. History When counties... Steuben, Wyoming County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 43,424. The county seat is Warsaw. The name is from a modified Delaware Indian word meaning broad bottom lands. Wyoming County was formed from Genesee County in 1841. History When counties... Wyoming, Yates County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 24,621. The county seat is Penn Yan. The name is in honor of Joseph C. Yates, who as Governor of New York signed the act establishing the county. History When counties... Yates, and part of Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 19,224. The county seat is Watkins Glen. The name is in honor of General Philip Schuyler, one of the four major generals in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War... Schuyler and Wayne County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 93,765. The county seat is Lyons. The name is in honor of General Anthony Wayne, who fought the Indian tribes and won a victory, leading to a 1794 treaty that assured... Wayne Counties.


In Events January 25 - The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791, splitting the old province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada March 3 - The U.S. Congress passes a resolution calling for the establishment of the United States Mint (U.S. Mint not created until next year). March... 1791, Herkimer County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 64,427. It is named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died from battle wounds in 1777 after taking part in the Battle of Oriskany. Its county seat is Herkimer. History When counties... Herkimer County was one of three counties split off from Montgomery (the other two being Otsego, and Tioga County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 51,784. It was named for an Indian word meaning at the forks, describing a meeting place. Its county seat is Owego. History When counties were established in New York State in... Tioga County). This was much larger than the present county, however, and was reduced by a number of subsequent splits.


In Events February 11 - 1st session of the United States Senate is open to the public. March 14 - Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. March 27 - The United States Government established a permanent United States Navy and authorized the building of six vessels (in 1797 the first... 1794, Onondaga County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 458,336. The county seat is Syracuse. The name is in honor of the Iroquoian tribe that formerly occupied the region. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683... Onondaga County was created from a part of Herkimer County. This county was larger than the current Onondaga County, including the present Cayuga County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It was named for one of the tribes of Indians in the Iroquois Confederation. Its county seat is Auburn. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Cayuga County was part... Cayuga, Cortland County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 48,599. The county seat is Cortland. The name is in honor of Pierre Van Cortlandt (despite the difference in spelling), president of the convention at Kingston that wrote the first New... Cortland, and part of Oswego Counties.


In Events February-October - Irish Rebellion of 1798 April 7 - The Georgia and South Carolina and is later twice expanded to include disputed territory claimed by both the U.S. and Spain April 26 - France annexes Geneva May 24 - Irish nationalists rebel against British occupation forces believing that French troops were... 1798, Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 235,469. The county seat is Utica. The name is in honor of the Oneida, an Iroquoian tribe that formerly occupied the region. History When counties were established in New York State... Oneida County was created from a part of Herkimer County. This county was larger than the current Oneida County, including the present Jefferson County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 111,738. It is named after Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America. Its county seat is Watertown. When Jefferson County was created in 1805, it was named after... Jefferson, Lewis County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 26,944. It is named after Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York when the county was established. Its county seat is Lowville. History When counties were established in New York State in... Lewis, and part of Oswego Counties.


In Events January 11 - Michigan Territory is created. February 15 - Harmony Society officially formed March 1 - Justice Samuel Chase acquitted of impeachment charges by the U.S. Senate April 27 - United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The Shores of Tripoli). May 26 - In Milans cathedral... 1805, Oneida County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Jefferson County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 111,738. It is named after Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America. Its county seat is Watertown. When Jefferson County was created in 1805, it was named after... Jefferson and Lewis County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 26,944. It is named after Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York when the county was established. Its county seat is Lowville. History When counties were established in New York State in... Lewis Counties.


In Events March 25 - Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck dies and is succeeded by the later Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, his son and founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. May 2 - Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, later King of the Belgians... 1816, Oswego County was created as New York State's 48th county from parts of Oneida and Onondaga Counties.


In 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). Events January 26 - The Hong Kong. Later during the year, the first census of the island recorded a population of about 7,500. February 18 - The first ongoing filibuster in the United States Senate begins and... 1841, businessmen in Oswego attempted to divide Oswego County into two counties. They failed to persuade the State to do so, however.


At various times, beginning in Events January January 4 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government. January 13 - The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California. January 16 - John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory. January 30 - Yerba Buena, California is renamed San... 1847 and as late as 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). Events January January 1 - Watergate scandal: John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman are found guilty of the Watergate cover-up and are sentenced to between 30 months and 8 years in... 1975, attempts were made to move the county seat to the Mexico is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,572. The Village of Mexico is located in the Town of Mexico on Route 104. Geography Mexico is located at 43°2751 North, 76°144... Village of Mexico. None of these attempts succeeded, however.


Law and government

The Oswego County legislature has 25 members, elected from equal population districts, reduced from 36 in 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. Establishment of independent Slovakia and Czech Republic. January 3 - In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and... 1993.


Geography

Oswego County is in northwestern New York State, just north of Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is a city located in Onondaga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 147,306, and its metropolitan area had a population of 732,117. It is the county seat of Onondaga County... Syracuse and northwest of Utica, New York is a city in New York State, the county seat of Oneida County in the USA. The City of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley. History Utica was incorporated as a city in 1832. In the late 18th century, the name... Utica, on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. The name of the lake is an Iroquois word meaning... Lake Ontario. Part of the Tug Hill Plateau is in the western part of the county.


According to the The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. Its mission is defined in the Constitution of the United States, which directs that the population be enumerated at least once every ten years (through the U.S. Census), and... U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,399 Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. It is one of the SI derived units. 1 km² is equal to: the area of a square measuring 1 kilometre on each side 1 000 000 m2 100 hectares 0.386 102 square miles... km² (1,312 This article is about the unit of measure. In England, the Square Mile is a traditional name for the City of London. A square mile (symbol sq. mile or mi²) is an imperial unit which is the area of a square whose side is one mile (or 5,280 feet... mi²). 2,469 km² (953 mi²) of it is land and 929 km² (359 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 27.35% water.


Demographics

As of the A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). It can be contrasted with sampling in which information is only obtained from a subset of a population. As such it is a method used for accumulating statistical data, and it... census Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. These sources are cited within the thousands of articles which link to this page. 1 The United States Census... 2 of 2000 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 2000 From Wikipedia 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Popular culture also holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd... 2000, there are 122,377 people, 45,522 households, and 31,228 families residing in the county. The Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. However it is most frequently applied to living organisms, humans in particular. Population density is usually expressed in terms of items or organisms per unit area. Definitions of population density Population density, according to the definition above, depends... population density is 50/km² (128/mi²). There are 52,831 housing units at an average density of 21/km² (55/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.17% The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. These definitions have and may change between each census. The racial categories are officially described as follows:¹ The categories represent a social-political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity... White, 0.59% The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. These definitions have and may change between each census. The racial categories are officially described as follows:¹ The categories represent a social_political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity of... African American, 0.41% The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. These definitions have and may change between each census. The racial categories are officially described as follows:¹ The categories represent a social-political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity... Native American, 0.42% The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. These definitions have and may change between each census. The racial categories are officially described as follows:¹ The categories represent a social_political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity of... Asian, 0.01% The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. These definitions have and may change between each census. The racial categories are officially described as follows:¹ The categories represent a social-political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity... Pacific Islander, 0.48% from The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. These definitions have and may change between each census. The racial categories are officially described as follows:¹ The categories represent a social-political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity... other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population are The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. These definitions have and may change between each census. The racial categories are officially described as follows:¹ The categories represent a social-political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity... Hispanic or The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. These definitions have and may change between each census. The racial categories are officially described as follows:¹ The categories represent a social-political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity... Latino of any race.


There are 45,522 households out of which 35.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% are Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. Precise definitions vary historically and between and within cultures, but it has been an important concept as a socially sanctioned bond between people who (usually) are in a sexual relationship. Globally, societies that sanction polygyny... married couples living together, 10.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.08.


In the county the population is spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $36,598, and the median income for a family is $43,821. Males have a median income of $34,976 versus $23,938 for females. The The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. Per capita income as a measure of wealth Per capita income is often used as a measure of the wealth of the population... per capita income for the county is $16,853. 14.00% of the population and 9.70% of families are below the The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. People who have an income below the poverty line have no discretionary disposable income, by definition. The actual monetary value of the poverty line differs from place to... poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.10% of those under the age of 18 and 9.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities, Towns, and Villages

  • There is another town named Albion in Orleans County, New York. Albion is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,083. The Town of Albion is in the northeastern part of the county. Albion was created... Albion (town)
  • Altmar is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 351. The Village of Altmar (formerly Sand Bank) is in the Town of Albion and is the seat of the town government. The village was incorporated in 1876... Altmar (village)
  • Amboy (town)
  • Boylston is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 505. The Town of Boylston is located on the north boundary of the county. Boylston was created from part of the Town of Orwell in 1828. Geography The... Boylston (town)
  • Central Square is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,646. Geography Central Square is located at 43°173 North, 76°846 West (43.284082, -76.146004)1. According to the United States Census... Central Square (village)
  • Cleveland is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 758. It is named after Cleveland, England. Geography Cleveland is located at 43°1411 North, 75°5258 West (43.236502, -75.882705)1. According to the... Cleveland (village)
  • Constantia is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,141. The Town of Constantia was created from part of the Town of Mexico in 1808. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has... Constantia (town)
  • Fulton is a city located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,855. Geography Fulton is located at 43°1912 North, 76°2448 West (43.319878, -76.413224)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the... Fulton (city)
  • Granby is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,009. The Town of Granby is in the southwest corner of the county. Granby was created in 1818 from the Town of Hannibal. Geography The east town... Granby (town)
  • Hastings is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,803. The Town of Hastings was created in 1824 from part of the Town of Constantia. Geography The south town line is the Oneida River and the... Hastings (town)
  • Hannibal is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 542. Geography Hannibal is located at 43°1915 North, 76°3434 West (43.320945, -76.576193)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village... Hannibal (village)
  • Hannibal is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,957. The Town of Hannibal contains a village also called Hannibal. The town was formed in 1806 from the Town of Lysander while still part of Onondaga... Hannibal (town)
  • Lacona is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 590. Geography Lacona is located at 43°3838 North, 76°47 West (43.643791, -76.068562)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village... Lacona (village)
  • Mexico is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,572. The Village of Mexico is located in the Town of Mexico on Route 104. Geography Mexico is located at 43°2751 North, 76°144... Mexico (village)
  • Mexico is a town in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,181. The Town of Mexico is in the northeast part of the county. Mexico is also the name of a village in the town. The town was created... Mexico (town)
  • Minetto is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,663. The Town of Minetto is located southwest of the City of Oswego. Geography The town is situated along the Oswego River. According to the United States... Minetto (town)
  • New Haven is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,930. The Town of New Haven was taken from the Town of Mexico in 1813. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has... New Haven (town)
  • Orwell is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,254. The Town of Orwell was incorporated from part of the Town of Richland in 1817. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has... Orwell (town)
  • Oswego is a city located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,954. Oswego is in western New York. It is the county seat of Oswego County. Population has been declining and was 17,954 in 2000. The City... Oswego (city)
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  • Palermo is a town located in Oswego County in the US state of New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,686. The Town of Palermo was created in 1832 from the Town of Volney. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau... Palermo (town)
  • Parish is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 512. Geography Parish is located at 43°2420 North, 76°733 West (43.40558, -76.12608)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village... Parish (village)
  • Parish is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,694. The Town of Parish was created from the Town of Mexico in 1828. There is a village called Parish in the town. Geography According to the... Parish (town)
  • Phoenix is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,251. Geography Phoenix is located at 43°1353 North, 76°1753 West (43.231324, -76.298066)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the... Phoenix (village)
  • Pulaski is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,398. The Village of Pulaski is within the Town of Richland. The village is located on US Route 11 and is adjacent to Interstate highway 81. Pulaski... Pulaski (village)
  • Redfield is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 607. The Town of Redfield was incorporated from part of the Town of Mexico in 1800. The town is in the northeast corner of the county. Geography The... Redfield (town)
  • Richland is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,824. The Town of Richland was formed from part of the Town of Williamstown in 1807. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has... Richland (town)
  • Sand Ridge is a census-designated place located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 906. Geography Sand Ridge is located at 43°158 North, 76°1333 West (43.252294, -76.225756)1. According to the United States... Sand Ridge
  • Sandy Creek is a village located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 789. The Village of Sandy Creek in the central part of the Town of Sandy Creek. The village is located by US Route 11. Geography Sandy Creek... Sandy Creek (village)
  • Sandy Creek is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,863. The name is derived from a stream in the area. The Town of Sandy Creek is in the northwest part of the county and was... Sandy Creek (town)
  • Schroeppel is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,566. The Town of Schroeppel was formed in 1832 from the Town of Volney. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total... Schroeppel (town)
  • Scriba is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,331. The town is named after landowner George Scriba. The Town of Scriba is east of the City of Oswego. The town was created in 1811 from... Scriba (town)
  • Volney is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,094. The Town of Volney was formed from part of the Town of Mexico. The original name of the town was Fredericksburg. Geography The west town border... Volney (town)
  • West Monroe is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,428. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 99.8 km² (38.5 mi²). 87.3 km² (33... West Monroe (town)
  • Williamstown is a town located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,350. The Town of Williamstown was created in 1804 from the Town of Mexico. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total... Williamstown (town)

External links

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State of State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13.3%) Population ( 2000)  - Population 18,976,457 (3rd... New York

Capital:

Albany is the capital of the state of United States of America. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 95,658. It is the county seat of Albany County. The City of Albany lies 145 miles (233 kilometers) north of and slightly east from New York City... Albany

Regions:

Much of the following text dates from 1911. Much of it needs to be updated: Some factual claims in this article need to be verified. If you can do so, please leave a note on the talk page or adjust the article text as necessary, and then remove this notice... Adirondack Mountains | The Capital District (or Capital-Saratoga Area) is an unofficial term used to refer to a four-county area of eastern New York. Its anchor cities are: Albany (the state capital) Saratoga Springs Schenectady Troy It includes the extreme northern portion of the Hudson Valley. Major universities in this area... Capital District | Catskill State Park as seen from Overlook Mountian The Catskill Mountains are an extension of the Appalachian Mountains into New York State. These mountains are northwest of New York City and west of the Hudson River and lie within the bounds of six counties ( Otsego, Delaware, Sullivan, Schoharie, Greene, and... Catskill Mountains | Categories: US geography stubs | New York geography ... Central | New Yorks Finger Lakes The Finger Lakes are glacially formed lakes in upstate New York, mainly linear in shape, each lake oriented on a north-south axis. The longest, Cayuga Lake, is 40 miles from end to end, but never more than 2 miles wide and not atypical in... Finger Lakes | Map of the Holland Purchase The Holland Land Company was formed in 1796 by Wilheim Willink and a group of fellow Dutch bankers to purchase from Robert Morris a large tract of land in what is now western New York State, an area later known as the Holland Purchase. It... The Holland Purchase | The Hudson Valley refers to the canyon of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York State, generally from northern Westchester County northward to the city of Albany. Historically a cradle of European settlement in the northeastern United States and a strategic battleground in colonial wars, it now... Hudson Valley | This article is about Long Island in New York State. For other uses, see Long Island (disambiguation) Image of Long Island taken by NASA. Long Island, part of New York State, is an island off the North American coast, some 118 miles (190 km) long, and from 12 to 20... Long Island | The six-county Mohawk Valley Region of the USA includes the industrialized cities of Utica and Rome, along with other smaller commercial centers. The 5,882 square mile (15,234 km²) area is an important agricultural center and encompasses the heavily forested wilderness areas in the north that are part... Mohawk Valley | External links Shawangunk home page http://www.savethegunks.com/ Preserves within the Shawangunks: Mohonk Preserve Mohonk Mountain Resort Sams Point Dwarf Pine Ridge Preserve Categories: US geography stubs | Mountain ranges of North America | New York geography ... Shawangunks | The Southern Tier is a geographical term that refers to the counties of upstate New York State west of the Catskill Mountains along the northern border of Pennsylvania, with the exception of the counties in the far west of the state near the city of Buffalo. The region is bordered... Southern Tier | Upstate New York is the region of New York State outside of the core of the New York metropolitan area. The ambiguous definition of Upstate New York The exact definition of Upstate New York is somewhat ambiguous, but the term often describes the whole of the state besides New York... Upstate | Western New York refers to the westernmost counties of New York State, roughly the area included in the Holland Purchase. It includes the cities of Rochester and Buffalo, as well as the U.S. side of the Niagara Falls. Residents of the area use the term Western New York to... Western

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Albany is the capital of the state of United States of America. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 95,658. It is the county seat of Albany County. The City of Albany lies 145 miles (233 kilometers) north of and slightly east from New York City... Albany | Binghamton is a city in upstate New York in the United States. It is the county seat of Broome County. It is nestled in the Southern Tier of New York, at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The city is at the crossroads of Interstates 81 and 88... Binghamton | See Buffalo for other places with this name. Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Art Deco Master Piece _ City Hall _ Buffalo, New York M&T Center & The Liberty Building - Buffalo, New York The Electric Building _ Buffalo, New York Buffalo, also known as the Queen... Buffalo | The metropolitan area of New York City, also called Greater New York or Greater New York City encompasses the New York--Northern New Jersey--Long Island, NY--NJ--CT--PA Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA). The total population of the New York Metropolitan Area is 21,199,865 (as of... New York | There is also a Rochester in Ulster County, New York; for that town see Rochester, Ulster County, New York. For other places called Rochester see Rochester (disambiguation). Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, Rochester had a population of 219,773... Rochester | Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is a city located in Onondaga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 147,306, and its metropolitan area had a population of 732,117. It is the county seat of Onondaga County... Syracuse | Utica, New York is a city in New York State, the county seat of Oneida County in the USA. The City of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley. History Utica was incorporated as a city in 1832. In the late 18th century, the name... Utica

Smaller Cities:

Amsterdam, New York is the name of two locations in Montgomery County, New York. Amsterdam -- A city Amsterdam -- A town See also Amsterdam (disambiguation) -- Other locations named Amsterdam This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an... Amsterdam | Auburn is a city located in Cayuga County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 28,574. It is the county seat of Cayuga County6. History The City of Auburn was founded in 1793. In 1816 Auburn Prison (Now Auburn state correctional facility... Auburn | Batavia is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 16,256. The name Batavia is the Latin name for Holland. The city is situated within the Town of Batavia. History The Holland Land Company The current City of Batavia was... Batavia | There are two local governmental bodies known as Canandaigua and both are in Ontario County, New York. City of Canandaigua Town of Canandaigua They have separate governments. Note: parts of six neighboring townships also share the Canandaigua mailing address and 14424 zip code. The City is surrounded by the Town... Canandaigua | Corning, New York is the name of two places in Steuben County, New York, although it most frequently means the City of Corning. City of Corning Town of Corning For other places with this name, see Corning. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... Corning | Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 18,740. It is the county seat of Cortland County 6. The City of Cortland occupies part of the Town of Cortlandville. The State University of New York at Cortland... Cortland | Power plant along Lake Erie in Dunkirk Dunkirk is a city located in Chautauqua County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,131. The City of Dunkirk was incorporated in 1880 and is surrounded by the Town of Dunkirk. Dunkirk is on... Dunkirk | Elmira is a city located in Chemung County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 30,940. The City of Elmira is located in the south-central part of the county, surrounded on three sides by the Town of Elmira. History The... Elmira | Geneva is a city located in Ontario County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,617. It is named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. This article is about the city of Geneva. For demographic information about the town... Geneva | Glen Cove is a city located in Nassau County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,622. Geography Glen Cove is located at 40°522 North, 73°3740 West (40.867326, -73.627738)1. According to the United States Census... Glen Cove | Glens Falls is a city located in Warren County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 14,354. The City of Glens Falls is located at the southeast corner of the county, within the Town of Queensbury. History The area was origianlly called... Glens Falls | Gloversville is a city located in Fulton County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 15,413. The City of Gloversville is located in the northern part of the Town of Johnstown. With the City of Johnstown, Gloversville is one of the Twin... Gloversville | Goshen, New York is a village and a town in Orange County, New York in the USA. Town of Goshen Village of Goshen This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here... Goshen | Hornell is a city located in Steuben County, New York, about 56 miles south of Rochester, New York. The city is named after the Hornell family, early settlers. Hornell is nicknamed Maple City after the large maple trees on Main and Broadway streets. As of the 2000 census, the city... Hornell | Hudson is a city located in Columbia County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,524. It is the county seat of Columbia County6. Geography Hudson is located at 42°154 North, 73°476 West (42.251230, -73.785066)1... Hudson | Ilion is a village located in Herkimer County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 8,610. Ilion is a name for the ancient city of Troy. The Village of Ilion is in the Town of German Flatts. History The area where Ilion... Ilion | For census data on the two municipalities called Ithaca see Ithaca (city), New York and Ithaca (town), New York. The city of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca in Homers Odyssey) sits on the southern shores of Cayuga Lake, in upstate New York. Setting Cascadilla Creek, one... Ithaca | For other places with this name, see Jamestown. Jamestown is a city located in Chautauqua County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,730. To the west of the city is an area (Census Enumeration District) known as Jamestown West. The City... Jamestown | Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 23,456. The City of Kingston was first called Esopus after a local Indian tribe, and later renamed Wiltwyck (Dutch: wild woods). It was one of... Kingston | Lockport, New York refers to both a city and a town in Niagara County, New York, near Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Town of Lockport City of Lockport External link City of Lockport and Town of Lockport webpage This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... Lockport | Malone, New York is the name of two locations in Franklin County, New York. Malone, New York (town) Malone, New York (village) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you... Malone | There are two places named Massena in St. Lawrence County in the U.S. state of New York: Massena (village), New York Massena (town), New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link... Massena | Middletown is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New York: Middletown, Delaware County, New York Middletown, Orange County, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred... Middletown | New Paltz is both a village and town in the U.S. state of New York: New Paltz (town), New York New Paltz (village), New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link... New Paltz | Newark is a village located in Wayne County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 9,682. The Village of Newark is in the south part of the Town of Arcadia. The center of the village is at Main Street (Route 88) and... Newark | Ogdensburg is a city located in St. Lawrence County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,364. Ogdensburg is on south bank of the St. Lawrence River. The Port of Ogdensburg is the only U.S. port on the St. Lawrence Seaway... Ogdensburg | Olean is a city located in Cattaraugus County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 15,347. The City of Olean was incorporated in 1854 and is within the Town of Olean. History The founders of the settlement had wanted to name the... Olean | Oneida is a city located in Madison County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,987. The Oneida Tribe is a member of the Iroquois Confederation that allied itself with the Americans in the American Revolution. Geography Oneida is located at 43... Oneida | Oneonta is a city located in Otsego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,292. The City of Oneonta was established in 1908 and is within the Town of Oneonta. Oneonta is home to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, State... Oneonta | Oswego is a city located in Oswego County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,954. Oswego is in western New York. It is the county seat of Oswego County. Population has been declining and was 17,954 in 2000. The City... Oswego | Plattsburgh, New York refers to two locations in Clinton County, New York: City of Plattsburgh Town of Plattsburgh This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go... Plattsburgh | Port Jervis is a city located in Orange County in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,860. The City of Port Jervis is located where New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania meet. Port Jervis was a... Port Jervis | Poughkeepsie is a name referring to two locations in Dutchess County, New York. City of Poughkeepse Town of Poughkeepsie This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to... Poughkeepsie | The Riverhead is a hamlet in the Town of Riverhead in Suffolk County, New York. This community and the town are located on Long Island. The name is related to the community being at the mouth of the Peconic River. Riverhead is the county seat of Suffolk county. The village... Riverhead | Rome is a city located in Oneida County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 34,950. It is in New Yorks 23rd Congressional District. The city is named after the city in Italy. The City of Rome is in the south... Rome | Saratoga Springs is a city located in Saratoga County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,186. Saratoga Springs is the home of Skidmore College; Saratoga Race Course; the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (summer home of the renowned New York City Ballet... Saratoga Springs | Warwick is a village located in Orange County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 6,412. The Village of Warwick is in the Town of Warwick. Geography Warwick is located at 41°1511 North, 74°2124 West (41.25313, -74... Warwick | Watertown is a town in Jefferson County, New York. The population is 4,482. The Town of Watertown is located in the southeast part of the county. History The town was first settled in 1801 around the time of the first permanent US military presence in the region, which was... Watertown

Counties:

Albany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, generally located in the vicinity of Albany, New York, the capital of New York State. Albany is also the county seat of Albany County. The name is from the title of the Duke of York and... Albany | Allegany County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 49,927. Its name derives from a Delaware Indian word, applied by settlers of Western New York State to a trail that followed the Allegany (Allegheny) River. Its county seat... Allegany | The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. It is coterminous with Bronx County of the State of New York. It is the northernmost and only borough of New York City on the North American mainland, located south of Westchester County. It... Bronx | Broome County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 200,536. It was named in honor of John Broome, who was lieutenant governor in 1806 when Broome County was established. Its county seat is Binghamton, which is also its... Broome | Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of Indian word meaning bad smelling banks, referring to the odor of natural gas which leaked from seams in rock formations. The county seat is Little Valley. History When counties were established in New York... Cattaraugus | Cayuga County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. It was named for one of the tribes of Indians in the Iroquois Confederation. Its county seat is Auburn. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Cayuga County was part... Cayuga | Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of Indian word meaning where the fish was taken out. Its county seat is Mayville. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Chautauqua County was part of Albany County... Chautauqua | Chemung County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of Indian village (meaning big horn). Its county seat is Elmira. Chemung County likes to refer to itself as Mark Twain Country because of the many years the author lived and wrote in Elmira. History... Chemung | Chenango County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 51,401. Its name is from an Onondaga word meaning large bull_thistle. Its county seat is Norwich. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present... Chenango | Clinton County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 79,894. Its name is in honor of the first Governor of New York as a state, George Clinton. Its county seat is Plattsburgh. History When counties were established in New York... Clinton | Columbia County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 63,094. The county seat is Hudson. The name comes from the Latin feminine form of the name of Christopher Columbus, which was at the time of the formation of the county... Columbia | Cortland County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 48,599. The county seat is Cortland. The name is in honor of Pierre Van Cortlandt (despite the difference in spelling), president of the convention at Kingston that wrote the first New... Cortland | Delaware County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 48,055. The county seat is Delhi. The name is in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, appointed governor of Virginia in 1609, who was much respected by the... Delaware | Dutchess County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 280,150. The county seat is Poughkeepsie. The name comes from the title of the Duchess of York (despite the spelling difference), wife of the duke who would become James II of... Dutchess | Erie County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 950,265. The county seat is Buffalo. The county name comes from the name of a tribe of Indians living in Western New York State prior to 1654. History When counties were... Erie | Essex County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 38,851. Its name is from the English county of Essex. Its county seat is Elizabethtown. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Essex County was... Essex | Franklin County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 51,134. Its name is in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the most learned man of the eighteenth century in the United States of America. Its county seat is Malone. Much of Franklin... Franklin | Fulton County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 55,073. Its name is in honor of Robert Fulton, inventor of the first commercially-practical steamboat. Its county seat is Johnstown. History When counties were established in New York State in... Fulton | Genesee County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 60,370. Its name is from a Seneca Indian word meaning good valley. Its county seat is Batavia. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Genesee... Genesee | Greene County is a county located in the state of New York. Its name is in honor of the American Revolutionary War general, Nathanael Greene. Its county seat is Catskill. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Greene County was divided between Albany and... Greene | Hamilton County is a county located in the state of New York. It is named after Alexander Hamilton, the only member of the New York State delegation who signed the United States Constitution in 1787 and later the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. Its county seat is Lake... Hamilton | Herkimer County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 64,427. It is named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died from battle wounds in 1777 after taking part in the Battle of Oriskany. Its county seat is Herkimer. History When counties... Herkimer | Jefferson County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 111,738. It is named after Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America. Its county seat is Watertown. When Jefferson County was created in 1805, it was named after... Jefferson | For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). The Brooklyn Bridge in 1890, seven years after its opening Kings County in New York State Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. With about 2.5 million inhabitants, it would be the fourth largest city in the... Kings (Brooklyn) | Lewis County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 26,944. It is named after Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York when the county was established. Its county seat is Lowville. History When counties were established in New York State in... Lewis | Livingston County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 64,328. It is named after Robert R. Livingston, delegate to the 1775 Continental Congress, member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and father-in-law of Richard Montgomery... Livingston | Madison County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 69,441. It is named after James Madison, fourth President of the United States of America. Its county seat is Wampsville. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683... Madison | Monroe County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 735,343. It is named after James Monroe, fifth President of the United States of America. Its county seat is Rochester. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683... Monroe | Montgomery County is a county located in the state of New York. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. The county seat is Fonda. History When counties were established in New York State in... Montgomery | There is also a Town of Nassau. Nassau County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 1,334,544. It was named for William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, who became King William III of England. Its county seat is Mineola... Nassau | For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). Manhattan is an island bordering the lower Hudson River. It is one of the five boroughs that comprise the City of New York. The borough is coterminous with New York County and includes the Island of Manhattan, as well as several other smaller islands... New York (Manhattan) | Niagara County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 219,846. The county seat is Lockport. The county name is from an Indian word meaning thunder of waters, referring to the sound of the famous waterfalls. History When counties were established... Niagara | Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 235,469. The county seat is Utica. The name is in honor of the Oneida, an Iroquoian tribe that formerly occupied the region. History When counties were established in New York State... Oneida | Onondaga County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 458,336. The county seat is Syracuse. The name is in honor of the Iroquoian tribe that formerly occupied the region. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683... Onondaga | Ontario County is a county located in the state of New York. The county seat is the city of Canandaigua. The name is a corruption of the Iroquois word meaning beautiful lake. The population of Ontario County in the 2000 U. S. census was 100,224, up from 95,101... Ontario | Orange County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 341,367. The county seat is Goshen. The name is in honor of William, Prince of Orange, who was greatly esteemed by the original settlers of the region. History In 1683, New... Orange | Orleans County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 44,171. The county seat is Albion. The name is in honor of the French Royal House of Orleans. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present... Orleans | Oswego | Otsego | Putnam County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 95,745. The county seat is Carmel. The name is in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary... Putnam | Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. Established on November 1... Queens | Rensselaer County is a county in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 152,538. Its name is in honor of the family of Killiaen Van Rensselaer, the original Dutch owner of the land in the area. Its county seat is Troy. History When counties were... Rensselaer | For other uses, see Staten Island (disambiguation) Staten Island, shown in an enhanced satellite image Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located on an island of the same name on the west side of the Narrows at the entrance of New York Harbor. It... Richmond (Staten Island) | Rockland County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 286,753. The county seat is New City. The name from rocky land, an early description of the area given by settlers. Rockland is the southern most county west of the Hudson... Rockland | St. Lawrence County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 111,931. The county seat is Canton. The county is named for the Saint Lawrence River, which in turn was named for the Catholic saint on whose birthday the river was... Saint Lawrence | Saratoga County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 200,635. The county seat is Ballston Spa. The name is a corruption of an Indian word sah-rah-ka or Sarach-togue, supposed to mean the hill beside the river. History... Saratoga | Schenectady County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 146,555. The county seat is Schenectady. The name is from a Mohawk Indian word meaning on the other side of the pine lands. History When counties were established in New York... Schenectady | Schoharie County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 31,582. The county seat is Schoharie. The name is from a Mohawk Indian word meaning floating driftwood. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Schoharie... Schoharie | Schuyler County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 19,224. The county seat is Watkins Glen. The name is in honor of General Philip Schuyler, one of the four major generals in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War... Schuyler | Seneca County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 33,342. Two towns serve as the county seats: Ovid and Waterloo. The name is from the Indian tribe that occupied the region. History When counties were established in New York State... Seneca | Steuben County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 98,726. Its name is in honor of Baron von Steuben, German general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War. Its county seat is Bath. History When counties... Steuben | For other places named Suffolk, see SUFFOLK. Suffolk County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 1,419,369. It was named for Suffolk, a county in England, from which its earliest settlers came. Its county seat is Riverhead. Suffolk and... Suffolk | Sullivan County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 73,966. The county seat is Monticello. The name is in honor of Major General John Sullivan, who was a hero in the American Revolutionary War. History When New York State established... Sullivan | Tioga County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 51,784. It was named for an Indian word meaning at the forks, describing a meeting place. Its county seat is Owego. History When counties were established in New York State in... Tioga | Tompkins County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 96,501. The county seat is Ithaca. The name is in honor of Daniel D. Tompkins, who served as Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States of America... Tompkins | Ulster County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 177,749. The county seat is Kingston. The county is named for the Duke of Yorks earldom in Ireland. History In 1683, New York State established its first twelve counties. Ulster... Ulster | Warren County is a county in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 63,303. It is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in the American Revolutionary War. The county seat is Lake George. History When counties were... Warren | Washington County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 61,042. It was named for the Revolutionary War general (and later President of the United States) George Washington. The county seat is Hudson Falls. History When counties were established in New... Washington | Wayne County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 93,765. The county seat is Lyons. The name is in honor of General Anthony Wayne, who fought the Indian tribes and won a victory, leading to a 1794 treaty that assured... Wayne | Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. It was named after Chester, in England. The county seat is White Plains. Although many of its residents are quite wealthy and it is home to many extremely affluent suburbs... Westchester | Wyoming County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 43,424. The county seat is Warsaw. The name is from a modified Delaware Indian word meaning broad bottom lands. Wyoming County was formed from Genesee County in 1841. History When counties... Wyoming | Yates County is a county located in the state of New York. As of 2000, the population is 24,621. The county seat is Penn Yan. The name is in honor of Joseph C. Yates, who as Governor of New York signed the act establishing the county. History When counties... Yates


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