Washington County, New York

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Washington County, New York
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Map
Image:Map of New York highlighting Washington County.png
Location in the state of New York
Statistics
Formed March 12, 1772
Seat Fort Edward
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,191 km² (846 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
27 km² (10 mi²), 1.23%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

61,042
28/km² 
Website: www.co.washington.ny.us

Washington County is a county located 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 61,042. It was named for the Revolutionary War general (and later President of the United States) George Washington. The county seat is Fort Edward.

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[edit] History

When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Washington County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county 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. The other two were called Tryon County (later renamed Montgomery County) and Charlotte County.

In 1784, the name "Charlotte County" was changed to honor George Washington, the American Revolutionary War general and later President of the United States of America.

In 1788, Clinton County was split off from Washington 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.

In 1791, the Town of Cambridge was transferred from Albany County to Washington County.

In 1813, Warren County was split off from Washington County.

In 1994, with the completion of the new municipal center, the county seat was moved from Hudson Falls to Fort Edward.

[edit] Geography

Washington County is located in the northeastern section of the State. The eastern boundary of Washington County is the New York-Vermont border, part of which is Lake Champlain.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,191 km² (846 mi²). 2,164 km² (835 mi²) of it is land and 27 km² (10 mi²) of it (1.23%) is water.

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[edit] Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 61,042 people, 22,458 households, and 15,787 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (73/mi²). There were 26,794 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (32/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.97% White, 2.92% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 2.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,458 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,668, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $31,537 versus $22,160 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,958. About 6.80% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.

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North: Warren and
Essex Counties
West: Saratoga County
Hudson River
Washington County East: Rutland and
Bennington Counties, Vermont
South: Rensselaer County

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