- Edinburg, New York
official_name = Edinburg, New York
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Saratoga
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 173.7
area_land_km2 = 155.6
area_water_km2 = 18.2
area_total_sq_mi = 67.1
area_land_sq_mi = 60.1
area_water_sq_mi = 7.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1384
population_density_km2 = 8.9
population_density_sq_mi = 23.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 352
elevation_ft = 1155
latd = 43 |latm = 13 |lats = 20 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 5 |longs = 36 |longEW = W
Edinburg (originally Edinburgh) is a
townin Saratoga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,384 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the Edinburghin Scotland.
The Town of Edinburg is in the northwest part of the county and is north of Schenectady. It is within the
The region was first settled around 1787.
The town was formed in 1801 as the "Town of Northfield" from part of the Town of Providence. The name was changed to Edinburgh in 1808 to avoid confusion with another location named Northfield. In 1819, part of the town was used to form the Town of Day. When the Sacandaga Reservoir was formed in 1931, the town lost some of its communities and population as well as land area.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 67.1 square miles (173.7 km²), of which, 60.1 square miles (155.6 km²) of it is land and 7.0 square miles (18.2 km²) of it (10.45%) is water.
The town is divided by the
Great Sacandaga Lakeand is linked by the Batchellerville Bridge carrying County Road 98 across the lake. The west town line is the border of Fulton County.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,384 people, 598 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 23.0 people per square mile (8.9/km²). There were 1,910 housing units at an average density of 31.8/sq mi (12.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.63% White, 0.22% African American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.
There were 598 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the town the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,762, and the median income for a family was $43,317. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $24,732 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $20,371. About 5.7% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Edinburg
*Batchellerville -- A hamlet on the east shore of the Great Sacandaga Lake, east of the Route 98 bridge.
*Clarkville -- A hamlet northwest of Edinburg village, near the west town line.
*Edinburg (formerly called "Beechers Hollow") -- A hamlet on the west side of the Great Sacandaga Lake on County Road 4 (North Shore Road).
*Fox Hill -- A location southeast of Batchellerville on County Road 12.
*Plateau Sky Ranch Airport (1F2) -- A turf runway
airportnorthwest of Edinburg village.
*Tenantville -- A hamlet in the northern part of the town.
*Thousand Acre Swamp -- A location east of Fox Hill.
*West Day -- A hamlet on the east town line on County Road 4.
* [http://www.edinburgny.com Town of Edinburg]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/endinburgh-ny.htm Early history of the Town of Edinburg]
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