Worth, New York

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Worth, New York
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Coordinates: 43°45′34″N75°51′53″W / 43.75944°N 75.86472°W / 43.75944; -75.86472
Country United States
State New York
County Jefferson
Government
  Type Town Council
   Town Supervisor Anthony M. Tubolino (D)
   Town Council
Area
[1]
  Total43.26 sq mi (112.04 km2)
  Land43.17 sq mi (111.82 km2)
  Water0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation
1,519 ft (463 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total231
  Estimate 
(2016) [2]
229
  Density5.30/sq mi (2.05/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
13659
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-045-83162
GNIS feature ID0979657 [3]

Worth is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 231 at the 2010 census. [4] The town is named after William Worth, a commander of troops during the Battle of Sackett's Harbor.[ citation needed ]

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The town of Worth is located in the southeast corner of the county and is south of Watertown.

History

The town was first settled around 1802. Difficulties in successful settlement and the War of 1812 led to a partial abandonment of the town.

The town was created by separation from the town of Lorraine in 1848. An earlier attempt to form this town was disrupted by the War of 1812.

Worth attained its greatest population in 1900 at 2,895.

Geography

Worth stands on the northwest side of the Tug Hill Plateau. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.3 square miles (112.2 km2), of which 43.2 square miles (111.9 km2) are land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.20%, are water. [4]

The south town line is the border of Oswego County, and the east (and part of the north) town line is the border of Lewis County.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 326
1860 63494.5%
1870 72714.7%
1880 95130.8%
1890 2,278139.5%
1900 2,89527.1%
1910 597−79.4%
1920 545−8.7%
1930 415−23.9%
1940 318−23.4%
1950 253−20.4%
1960 193−23.7%
1970 185−4.1%
1980 153−17.3%
1990 21943.1%
2000 2346.8%
2010 231−1.3%
2016 (est.)229 [2] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]

As of the census [6] of 2000, there were 234 people, 96 households, and 67 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.4 people per square mile (2.1/km2). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.59% White, 3.42% African American, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 96 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,028, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $23,636 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,584. About 9.5% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.3% of those 65 or over.

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References

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" . Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Worth town, Jefferson County, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  5. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Coordinates: 43°47′03″N75°52′40″W / 43.78417°N 75.87778°W / 43.78417; -75.87778