World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Jewett, New York

Article Id: WHEBN0000126492
Reproduction Date:

Title: Jewett, New York  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Greene County, New York, Hunter, New York, Athens (village), New York, Jewett, New York State Route 296
Collection: Towns in Greene County, New York, Towns in New York
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Jewett, New York

Jewett, New York
Town
Jewett, New York is located in New York
Jewett, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New York
County Greene
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Carol A. Muth (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 50.5 sq mi (130.8 km2)
 • Land 50.3 sq mi (130.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,703 ft (519 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 953
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12444
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-38638
GNIS feature ID 0979108

Jewett is a town centrally located in Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 953 at the 2010 census. The town is named for Freeborn G. Jewett, justice of the New York Supreme Court.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities and locations in Jewett 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The town was first settled around 1784. Jewett was formed in 1849 from the Towns of Hunter and Lexington.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.5 square miles (131 km2), of which, 50.3 square miles (130 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.34%) is water.

The town is in the Catskill Mountains and in the Catskill Park.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 970 people, 405 households, and 279 families residing in the town. The population density was 19.3 people per square mile (7.4/km²). There were 1,026 housing units at an average density of 20.4 per square mile (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.73% White, 0.10% African American, 0.93% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 405 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,172, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $35,909 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,440. About 8.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Jewett

  • Beaches Corners – A location north of South Jewett.
  • East Jewett – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town.
  • Jewett – The hamlet of Jewett is in the northwest part of the town.
  • Jewett Center – A hamlet south of Jewett village on Route 17.
  • South Jewett A hamlet on Route 23A west of the Village of Hunter.
  • West Jewett – A hamlet southwest of Jewett village.

References

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 169. 
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Town of Jewett, NY

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.