- Palatine, New York
official_name = Palatine, New York
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Montgomery
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 108.1
area_land_km2 = 106.7
area_water_km2 = 1.3
area_total_sq_mi = 41.7
area_land_sq_mi = 41.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.5
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3070
population_density_km2 = 28.8
population_density_sq_mi = 74.5
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 237
elevation_ft = 778
latd = 42 |latm = 57 |lats = 0 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 33 |longs = 46 |longEW = W
Palatine is a
townin Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 3,070 at the 2000 census. The named is derived from the Palatinate in the Rhineland, the homeland of the early settlers of this region.
The Town of Palatine is located on the north side of the
Mohawk Riverin the northwestern part of the county.
The town was formed in 1788 from the "Palatine District" in the newly formed Montgomery County. In 1797, part of the town was used to form the Town of Salisbury (now in Herkimer County). The formation of other towns that eventually were in adjacent counties further reduced Palatine, but the formation of Town of St. Johnsville created another town in Montgomery County.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.7 square miles (108.1 km²), of which, 41.2 square miles (106.7 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (1.25%) is water.
The Mohawk River forms the south town line, and the north town line is the border of Fulton County,
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,070 people, 1,135 households, and 812 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 74.5 people per square mile (28.8/km²). There were 1,233 housing units at an average density of 29.9/sq mi (11.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.82% White, 0.62% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.
There were 1,135 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,415, and the median income for a family was $40,284. Males had a median income of $27,745 versus $22,978 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $17,416. About 6.9% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Palatine
*Big Nose -- A landmark at the town line in the southeast part of Palatine. Along with "Little Nose" on the opposite bank of the Mohawk River, it marks a place called "The Noses."
*Christmans Corners -- A location in the north part of the town.
*Cook Corners -- A hamlet south of Stone Arabia on Route 10 at the intersection with Dillenbeck Road.
*Cranes Landing -- A former community in the western part of the town.
*East Stone Arabia -- A hamlet east of Stone Arabia.
*McKinley -- A location in the southeast part of the town.
*Nelliston -- The Village of Nelliston is on the Mohawk River, opposite Fort Plain,
*Palatine Bridge -- The Village of Palatine Bridge on the Mohawk River, opposite Canajoharie,
*Palatine Church -- A former community in the northwest part of the town.
*Stone Arabia -- A hamlet on Route 10, northeast of Palatine Bridge. Home to a large Amish community.
*Sieds Jonker - Supervisor
*Betty Sanders - Councilwoman
*Marcia Matis - Councilwoman
*Joseph Kuntzsch - Councilman
*Michele Whiteman - Councilwoman
*Town Clerk - Linda E. Logan
*Registrar Of Vital Statistics - Linda E. Logan
*Tax Collector - Linda E. Logan
*Code Enforcement Officer - Martin Glaviano
*Town Justice - Anthony Cuomo
*Town Justice - Ronald Dygert
*Assessor - Leigh Anne Loucks
*Highway Superintendent - Art Logan
*Historian - David Manclaw
*Dog Control Officer - Cheryl Sebastion
*Town Attorney - Bruce Bandes
*Town Health Officer - Ken Riley
Town Planning Board
*Brian Sweet, Chairman
*Walter Hazzard - resignation tendered
Town Zoning Board
*Tim Shaffer, Chairman
*Donald Mead, Jr.
*Steven Hazzard - resignation tendered
Town Board of Assessment Review
*James Gallo, Chairman
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyherkim/palatine.html Early Palatine history]
* [http://www.townofpalatine.com/index.htm Official Website]
* [http://www.stonearabia.com Stone Arabia information page]
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