Warren County, New York
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Location in the state of New York
2,413 km² (932 mi²)
sq mi ( km²)
162 km² (62 mi²), 6.69%
Warren County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. It is part of the Glens Falls, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 63,303. It is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in the American Revolutionary War. The county seat is Lake George.
When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Warren County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county that the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extended westward to the Pacific Ocean. It was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont. On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Charlotte County, contained the eastern portion.
In 1788, Washington County was reduced in size by the splitting-off of Clinton County. This was a much larger area than the present Clinton County, including several other counties or county parts of the present New York State. Washington County was slightly enlarged by the transfer of the Town of Cambridge from Albany County to Washington County in 1791.
In 1813, Warren County was split off from Washington County.
 Adjacent Counties
- Essex County, New York - north
- Washington County, New York - east
- Saratoga County, New York - south
- Hamilton County, New York - west
As of the census² of 2000, there were 63,303 people, 25,726 households, and 17,056 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (73/mi²). There were 34,852 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (40/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.48% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 25,726 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.90% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $39,198, and the median income for a family was $46,793. Males had a median income of $32,922 versus $22,279 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,727. About 7.20% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.
 Law & Government
Warren County has been heavily supportive of Republican candidates since the Civil War. The Republicans currently hold 17 of 20 seats on the county legislature, and George W. Bush won the county by 55% in 2004. Republican John E. Sweeney is Warren County's sole representative in the House of Representatives, receiving 71% of the vote from the county in 2004, the highest margin out of the ten counties he represents. Both of Warren County's representatives in the state legislature, Elizabeth O'C. Little in the Senate and Teresa Sayward in the Assembly are Republicans. Currently Republicans constitute 52% of registered voters in Warren County, while Democrats account for 23%.
Despite being heavily outnumbered, the Democrats have been steadily making inroads in recent years; Senator Charles Schumer won the county by 56% in his re-election bid in 2004, and the Democrats recently gained a majority on the Glens Falls City Council. John Hall, a Democrat, picked up the county judgeship position in 2003.
 Cities, Towns, and Villages
- Bolton (town)
- Chester (town)
- Glens Falls North
- Glens Falls (city)
- Hague (town)
- Horicon (town)
- Johnsburg (town)
- Lake George (town)
- Lake George (village)
- Lake Luzerne (town)
- Queensbury (town)
- Stony Creek (town)
- Thurman (town)
- Warrensburg (town)
- West Glens Falls
- Designation in parentheses is official political level.
|North: Essex Counties|
|West: Hamilton County||Warren County||East: Washington County|
|South: Saratoga County
 External links
- Warren County information
- Warren County, New York: Genealogy and History
- Early history of Warren County
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