Niles, New York facts for kids
|Niles, New York|
Location within Cayuga County and New York
|• Total||43.4 sq mi (112.3 km2)|
|• Land||39.0 sq mi (100.9 km2)|
|• Water||4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)|
|Elevation||1,358 ft (414 m)|
|• Density||31/sq mi (11.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979278|
Niles was in the Central New York Military Tract, land reserved for veterans. The area that would become the town was first settled around 1792. The town of Niles was created in 1833 by division of the town of Sempronius.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.4 square miles (112.3 km2), of which 39.0 square miles (100.9 km2) is land and 4.4 square miles (11.3 km2), or 11.83%, is water.
New York State Route 38A intersects New York State Route 41A in the northwest part of the town.
At the 2000 census, there were 1,208 people, 476 households and 348 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.9 per square mile (11.9/km²). There were 824 housing units at an average density of 21.1 per square mile (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.09% White, 0.33% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.
There were 476 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.91.
24.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.
The median household income was $42,167 and the median family incomewas $47,188. Males had a median income of $33,250 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,791. About 5.4% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Niles
- Adams Point – a projection into Owasco Lake.
- Austin – a hamlet in the western part of the town.
- Carpenter Point – a projection into Skaneateles Lake.
- Conklin Cove – a hamlet on Owasco Lake near the north town line.
- Globe Hotel Corners – a hamlet on NY Route 38A near the south town line.
- Gregory Landing – a hamlet of vacation homes and cottages on the west shore of Skaneateles Lake in the southwest of Niles. Named after a historical family in the area.
- Kelloggsville – a hamlet near the south town line.
- Koenigs Point – a location at the northwest corner of the town.
- New Hope – a hamlet in the southeast part of the town on NY Route 41A. The New Hope Mills Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
- Niles – the hamlet of Niles is near the north town line on NY-38A.
- Omro – a hamlet in the southwest part of the town near the town line.
- Partello Corners – a hamlet in the southeast part of the town on NY-38A.
- Rice Point a location on the shore of Owasco Lake by the south town line.
- Seward Point – a projection into Owasco Lake.
- Twelve Corners – a location in the central part of the town south of Niles village.
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