- Malta, New York
Malta — Town — Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Saratoga Created 1802 Area – Total 31.4 sq mi (81.3 km2) – Land 28.0 sq mi (72.6 km2) – Water 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2) Elevation 325 ft (99 m) Population (2000) – Total 13,005 – Density 464.2/sq mi (179.2/km2) Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) ZIP code 12020 Area code(s) 518 FIPS code 36-44743 GNIS feature ID 0979186
The town was first settled before 1865.
In 1969, the community of Round Lake became an incorporated village within the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.4 square miles (81 km2), of which, 28.0 square miles (73 km2) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it (10.71%) is water.
Part of the east town line is marked by Saratoga Lake. The Kayaderosseras Creek marks the north town line.
Exit 12 of Interstate 87 ("The Adirondack Northway," or simply "The Northway") and US Route 9 pass up the west side of the town. New York State Route 9P is a short highway in the eastern part of the town. New York State Route 67 is a highway, partly conjoined with US-9, in the south part of Malta.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,005 people, 5,295 households, and 3,537 families residing in the town. The population density was 464.2 people per square mile (179.2/km²). There were 5,754 housing units at an average density of 205.4 per square mile (79.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.24% White, 1.08% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.
There were 5,295 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $57,037, and the median income for a family was $68,239. Males had a median income of $41,509 versus $31,126 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,972. About 0.8% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Malta
- Browns Beach – A location at the south end of Saratoga Lake by the east town line.
- Country Knolls – A hamlet at the south town line.
- East Line – A hamlet at the west town line.
- Frances Corners – A hamlet east of Malta Ridge on Route 63.
- Luther Forest – A tech park and large housing development off of Dunning Road near Saratoga Lake. Formerly site of the Malta Test Station rocket fuel and ordinance test site.
- Malta – The hamlet of Malta is located on Route 9 in the south part of the town.
- Maltaville – A hamlet north of Round Lake, located on NY-9.
- Malta Ridge – A hamlet on US-9 near the center of the town.
- Mannings Cove – A lakeside hamlet on Saratoga Lake.
- Riley Cove (China Town) – A hamlet on the shore of Saratoga Lake south of Manning Cove.
- Round Lake – A lake in the west part of the town was called "Tanendahowa" by the early natives of the area. The lake is linked to a smaller lake, "Little Round Lake."
- Round Lake village – A village on the west side of Round Lake, southwest of Malta village and located on US-9.
- Round Lake airport (W57) – A small grass runway airport east of Round Lake.
- Saratoga Lake – A lake by the northeast part of the town.
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