Pittsfield, New York


Pittsfield, New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Pittsfield, New York
settlement_type = Town
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map_caption = Otsego County map with the Town of Pittsfield in Red


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Otsego
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area_total_km2 = 97.8
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area_total_sq_mi = 37.8
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1295
population_density_km2 = 13.3
population_density_sq_mi = 34.3

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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latd = 42 |latm = 36 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
longd = 75 |longm = 16 |longs = 18 |longEW = W

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Pittsfield is a town in Otsego County, New York, United States. The population was 1,295 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Pittsfield is on the west border of the county, northwest of the City of Oneonta.

History

The town was first settled around 1793.

The Town of Pittsfield was formed from part of the Town of Burlington in 1797. The territory of Pittsfield was reduced two times, in 1806 to form Town of New Lisbon, and in 1859 to form part of the Town of Morris.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.8 square miles (97.8 km²), of which, 37.7 square miles (97.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.

The west town line, defined by the Unadilla River, is the border of Chenango County. Wharton Creek flows into the Unadilla River at the west town line.

New York State Route 80 passes through the northwest part of the town.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,295 people, 474 households, and 359 families residing in the town. The population density was 34.3 people per square mile (13.3/km²). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 16.0/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.84% White, 0.23% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 474 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,078, and the median income for a family was $36,328. Males had a median income of $27,446 versus $21,912 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,347. About 13.5% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Pittsfield

*Briggs Corners -- A location northwest of Pittsfield village.
*Cardtown -- A location northeast of Pittsfield village.
*Hoboken -- A hamlet near the west town line on NY-80.
*Ketchum Corners -- A location in the western part of the town on County Route 49.
*Pittsfield -- The hamlet of Pittsfield is on NY Route 80 in the northern part of the town.
*Silver Lake -- (1) A hamlet near the Unadilla River located north of (2) a small lake of the same name, both located west of County Highway 18.
*Stocktown Mountain -- An elevation in the southwest corner of Pittsfield.
*Taylors Corners -- A location northeast of Pittsfield village on County Route 49.

References

External links

* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyotsego/pit.htm Early map and brief history of Pittsfield]


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