kids encyclopedia robot

Floyd, New York facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Floyd, New York
Location in Oneida County and the state of New York.
Location in Oneida County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Oneida
Government
 • Type Town Council
Area
 • Total 34.79 sq mi (90.11 km2)
 • Land 34.62 sq mi (89.66 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
Elevation
889 ft (271 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,819
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,776
 • Density 109.08/sq mi (42.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
13440
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-26385
GNIS feature ID 0978962

Floyd is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 3,819 at the 2010 census. The town is named after William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The Town of Floyd is located east of the City of Rome and the former Griffiss Air Force Base.

The Erie Canal passes along the southern part of the town.

History

The area was first settled around 1790. The Town of Floyd was founded in 1796 from the Town of Steuben. William Floyd, for whom the town is named, became a resident of Oneida County in 1794.

The population of Floyd was 663 in 1920.

The Camroden Presbyterian Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

The town was briefly mentioned in the 1996 film "City Hall," where the two main characters were stuck in Floyd while waiting for snow to clear off the train tracks.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90 km2), of which, 34.6 square miles (90 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.46%) is water.

The Mohawk River defines the south town line.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 767
1810 970 26.5%
1820 1,488 53.4%
1830 1,699 14.2%
1840 1,742 2.5%
1850 1,419 −18.5%
1860 1,440 1.5%
1870 1,209 −16.0%
1880 1,115 −7.8%
1890 920 −17.5%
1900 785 −14.7%
1910 697 −11.2%
1920 663 −4.9%
1930 752 13.4%
1940 828 10.1%
1950 1,014 22.5%
1960 2,234 120.3%
1970 3,620 62.0%
1980 3,863 6.7%
1990 3,856 −0.2%
2000 3,869 0.3%
2010 3,819 −1.3%
2016 (est.) 3,776 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,869 people, 1,394 households, and 1,091 families residing in the town. The population density was 111.8 people per square mile (43.2/km2). There were 1,483 housing units at an average density of 42.9 per square mile (16.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.49% White, 0.36% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 1,394 households, out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no male present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,192, and the median income for a family was $44,583. Males had a median income of $33,151 versus $22,718 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,405. About 2.8% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Floyd, NY

  • Camroden – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town.
  • East Floyd – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Floyd – The hamlet of Floyd on NY 365.
  • The Punch Bowl – The site of the first settlement in the town.
  • Steuben Valley – A hamlet at the northeast corner of the town.
  • Stittville – A hamlet at the east town line

Notable people

  • Matthew Ewing, inventor and co-founder of Vacuum Oil Company
  • Onias C. Skinner, Illinois jurist and legislator
kids search engine
Floyd, New York Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.