Lake Luzerne, New York

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Lake Luzerne is a town located in Warren County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,219.

The Town of Lake Luzerne is in the south part of the county.

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History

The area received its first permanent settlers around 1770. The Town of Lake Luzerne was set off from the Town of Queensbury in 1808.

Geography

The south and west town lines are the border of Saratoga County, New York and the Hudson River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 140.0 km² (54.1 mi²). 136.3 km² (52.6 mi²) of it is land and 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.66% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,219 people, 1,264 households, and 883 families residing in the town. The population density is 23.6/km² (61.2/mi²). There are 1,949 housing units at an average density of 14.3/km² (37.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.79% White, 0.25% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,264 households out of which 31.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% are married couples living together, 8.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% are non-families. 23.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $36,348, and the median income for a family is $40,104. Males have a median income of $30,152 versus $20,654 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,246. 10.3% of the population and 7.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.1% of those under the age of 18 and 6.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Lake Luzerne

  • Beartown --
  • Danielstown --
  • Fourth Lake --
  • Hartman --
  • Lake Luzerne -- The hamlet of Lake Luzerne is on the east bank of the Hudson River.
  • Lake Vanare --

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