Hopkinton, New York
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Hopkinton, New York
Location within the state of New York
|• Total||187.04 sq mi (484.44 km2)|
|• Land||185.34 sq mi (480.03 km2)|
|• Water||1.70 sq mi (4.41 km2)|
|Elevation||1,273 ft (388 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||5.63/sq mi (2.17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979075|
The Town of Hopkinton is located in the Southeast corner of St. Law. Co., east of Potsdam and in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.
The first recorded settlers arrived around 1802. The town was named for founder Roswell Hopkins, and was first organized from part of Massena town March 2, 1805. This town was much larger than the present town, having lost territory on the formation of newer towns of the county, including: Russell (1807), Parishville (1814), and Lawrence (1828), which towns were themselves partitioned as boundary adjustments were made over time.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 187.0 square miles (484 km2), of which 185.4 square miles (480 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.87%) is water.
The eastern town line is the border of Franklin County. Most of the town, the southern section, is inside the Adirondack Park. This part of New York was sometimes called the South Woods, and embraced the less developed areas of the Adirondack Mountains.
The St. Regis River flows through the northern part of the town.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,020 people, 390 households, and 287 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.5 people per square mile (2.1/km2). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 3.4 per square mile (1.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.82% White, 0.10% African American, 0.59% Native American, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.
There were 390 households, out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $34,205. Males had a median income of $32,125 versus $19,545 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,901. About 15.3% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.