Day, New York facts for kids
|• Total||69.6 sq mi (180.1 km2)|
|• Land||64.3 sq mi (166.6 km2)|
|• Water||5.2 sq mi (13.6 km2)|
|Elevation||873 ft (266 m)|
|• Density||14.3/sq mi (5.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0978888|
The Town of Day is in the northwest part of the county and is northeast of Amsterdam.
Day is inside the Adirondack Park.
The town was first settled around 1797.
The town was formed in 1819 from parts of the Towns of Edinburg and Hadley. The original name of the town was "Concord." Part of the town was flooded in 1930 when the Conklingville dam created the Sacandaga Reservoir (now Great Sacandaga Lake). Some of the historic buildings were saved by moving them to higher ground, while others are now under the surface of the lake.
The David Rayfiel House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 69.6 square miles (180 km2), of which, 64.3 square miles (167 km2) of it is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) of it (7.53%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 920 people, 382 households, and 275 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.3 people per square mile (5.5/km²). There were 1,507 housing units at an average density of 23.4 per square mile (9.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.26% White, 0.11% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.
There were 382 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the town, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,131, and the median income for a family was $38,281. Males had a median income of $32,375 versus $30,357 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,949. About 14.4% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.9% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Day
- Allentown – A hamlet by the east town line and north of Conklingville.
- Horse Hill Hamlet - An active community filled with many older camps on the south side of the lake.
- Conklingville – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town. It is named after Gurdon Conkling and was once one of the two principal villages in the Town of Hadley.
- Crowville – A former location in the west part of the town.
- Day Center – A hamlet on the north shore of the Great Sacandaga Lake, located on County Road 4 (North shore Road).
- Livingston Lake – A lake by the north town line.
- West Day – A hamlet on the north shore of the Great Sacandaga Lake and west of Day Center by the west town line on County Road 4. It was also known as "Huntsville."
- Abeling Lane - A small community on the North Shore Road.
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