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North Elba, New York

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North Elba is a town located in Essex County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,661.

The Town of North Elba is on the western edge of the county.

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History

The town was formed from part of the Town of Keene in 1849.

Geography

Some of the High Peaks of the Adirondack State Park are in the town. The west town line is the border of Franklin County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 405.2 km² (156.4 mi²). 393.4 km² (151.9 mi²) of it is land and 11.8 km² (4.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.92% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,661 people, 2,944 households, and 1,675 families residing in the town. The population density is 22.0/km² (57.0/mi²). There are 3,991 housing units at an average density of 10.1/km² (26.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 85.71% White, 10.10% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.82% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 6.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,944 households out of which 26.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% are married couples living together, 8.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% are non-families. 35.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.21 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the town the population is spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 39.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 146.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 158.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $35,329, and the median income for a family is $44,828. Males have a median income of $27,787 versus $23,356 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,259. 10.9% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.9% of those under the age of 18 and 10.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in North Elba

  • Buck Island -- An island in Lake Placid.
  • Lake Placid -- A lake in the north-central part of the town.
  • Lake Placid -- The Village of Lake Placid is near the center of the town.
  • Lake Placid Airport (LKP) -- A general aviation ariport south of Lake Placid village.
  • Moose Island -- An island in Lake Placid.
  • North Elba -- The hamlet of North Elba is southeast of Lake Placid village on Route 73.
  • Ray Brook -- A hamlet between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid villages on Route 86.
  • Saranac Lake -- Part of the Village of Saranac Lake is at the western border of the town. It is the site of a federal penitentiary.
  • Undercliff -- A location near the north end of Lake Placid lake.
  • Whiteface -- A location north of Lake Placid village.

North Elba Facts

John Brown's body, commemorated in song, is buried on his family's farm in North Elba.

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad traverses the town.

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