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McGraw, New York
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|• Total||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Land||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,158 ft (353 m)|
|• Density||1,067/sq mi (411.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0956771|
McGraw is a village in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 1,053 at the 2010 census. The village is named after Samuel McGraw and is in the eastern part of the town of Cortlandville, east of the city of Cortland.
The community was first settled around 1806 by Samuel McGraw. In the 19th century the community styled itself as "Corset City".
The village was home to New-York Central College, McGrawville, an institution of higher learning founded by Free Baptists in 1849. The college was notable because about half of its students were African American. The college also employed at least two black professors. A smallpox epidemic, along with social and political opposition, brought about the college's closure in 1860.
McGraw was incorporated as a village in 1869.
The Main Street Historic District and Presbyterian Church of McGraw are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Reuben G. Doud, Wisconsin businessman and legislator born in McGraw
- Angeline Stickney Hall, American suffragist, abolitionist, and mathematician taught at McGrawville College. Among her students was her eventual husband, astronomer Asaph Hall. The largest crater on Phobos is named for her.
- Asaph Hall, American astronomer who discovered the Mars satellites Phobos and Deimos, graduated from McGrawville College.
- Daniel Scott Lamont (February 9, 1851 – July 23, 1905), United States Secretary of War during Grover Cleveland's second term
- McGrawville College was the alma mater of Charles L. Reason, educator.
According to the United States Census Bureau, McGraw has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,000 people, 382 households, and 270 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,015.7 people per square mile (394.0/km²). There were 444 housing units at an average density of 451.0 per square mile (174.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.20% White, 0.20% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.20% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.
As of the census of 2000 the largest self-reported ancestry groups in McGraw were: · English - 31% · German - 13% · Irish - 12% · Dutch - 7% · Italian - 6% · French - 6% · Polish - 4% · Scottish - 1% · Scotch-Irish - 1% · Welsh - 1% · Greek - 1% · American Indian tribes, specified - 1% · Portuguese - 1%
There were 382 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the village, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $38,654. Males had a median income of $27,361 versus $22,063 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,076. About 9.8% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over. The top 5 ethnic groups in McGraw are.· English - 31% · German - 13% · Irish - 12% · Dutch - 7% · Italian - 6%
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