Location of Thurman in Warren County
|• Total||92.8 sq mi (240.3 km2)|
|• Land||91.3 sq mi (236.5 km2)|
|• Water||1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)|
|Elevation||2,349 ft (716 m)|
|• Density||13.1/sq mi (5.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979545|
Thurman is a town in the western part of Warren County, New York, United States. It is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town population was 1,199 at the 2000 census. The town is named after John Thurman, an early landowner. The town lies entirely inside the Adirondack Park.
John Thurman was one of a group of investors who started the town's settlement in 1790 at Elm Hill. The town of Thurman was established in 1792. Originally the town was called Athol by early settlers, but when Warren County was established in 1813, much of the town was lost to the new town of Warrensburg and the remainder was still called Athol. Athol was divided in 1852 to form the town of Thurman and the town of Stony Creek.
Besides the town of Thurman, the town of Johnsburg is also named after John Thurman.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 92.8 square miles (240 km2), of which, 91.3 square miles (236 km2) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) of it (1.58%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,199 people, 466 households, and 338 families residing in the town. The population density was 13.1 people per square mile (5.1/km²). There were 642 housing units at an average density of 7.0 per square mile (2.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.66% White, 0.50% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.50% Asian, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.
There were 466 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,382, and the median income for a family was $38,523. Males had a median income of $31,111 versus $22,829 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,278. About 10.0% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Thurman
- Athol – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town. This hamlet has ZIP code 12810.
- Fullers – A location in the western part of the town.
- Garnet Lake – A lake partly in the town at the north town line.
- The Glen – A hamlet on the town line in the northeast corner of the town.
- High Street – A location in the eastern part of the town, west of Athol.
- Thurman – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town, northwest of Athol and by the north town line.
- Thurman Station – A location near the east town line and the Hudson River, southeast of Athol.
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