Deposit, New York is a
town in Delaware County, New
York, USA in the USA.
Town of Deposit is on the western border of the
county and contains part of a village, also called Deposit.
The town name was derived from the deposits of logs made by
lumbermen, prior to forming rafts to float down the river. The Town
of Deposit was organized in 1880. In the 1890s, Deposit was a
center of publishing with the relocating of the Outing Publishing
Company in the town (from New York). Several magazines, including
The Bohemian Magazine were published and printed from Deposit. The
Outing Publishing Company went out of business a few years after
the failure of the Knapp Bros. Banks in 1909.
town line is the border of Broome County.
The village is located at the confluence of
Oquaga Creek and the West Branch of the Delaware River
. The Southern Tier Expressway
) follows the west
The south end of New York State
is near the Village of Deposit.
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
44.6 square miles
), of which,
43.0 square miles (111.4 km²) of it is land and
1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it (3.54%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,687
people, 700 households, and 445 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (15.1/km²). There were 1,048 housing units
at an average density of 24.4/sq mi (9.4/km²). The racial
makeup of the town was 97.27% White
, 1.30% African American
, 0.06% Pacific Islander
, 0.18% from
, and 0.53%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.13% of the
There were 700 households out of which 31.3% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married
living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.6% of all
households were made up of individuals and 17.6% 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 2.99.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age
of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to
64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,750, and the
median income for a family was $35,536. Males had a median income
of $27,434 versus $20,602 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$15,068. About 11.5% of families and 15.8% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 26.3%
of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
While Deposit is considered a median based income town, one of the
eight richest properties in New York State is located in this quiet
agricultural town. At the rough turnover of the Cannonsville
Reservoir. The Cannonsville Reservoir is a reservoir in Delaware
County, New York, that was formed by impounding over half of the
West Branch of the Delaware River. It is the westernmost of New
York City's reservoirs, being at the western portion of the
Delaware Watershed. Placed in service in 1964, it is the most
recently constructed New York City-owned reservoir. The town of
Cannonsville was destroyed to make room for the reservoir.
It has the largest drainage basin of all of the NYC reservoirs,
being at 455 square miles (728 km²). The reservoir's capacity is
95.7 billion gallons (36.2 million m³). This water flows over
halfway through the reservoir to enter the 44-mile (70.4-km) West
Delaware Tunnel in Tompkins, New York. Then it flows through the
aqueduct into the Rondout Reservoir, where the water enters the
85-mile (136-kilometre) Delaware Aqueduct.
The Delaware Aqueduct then continues through the West Branch
Reservoir and the Kensico Reservoir in Westchester and Putnam
counties north of the city. The aqueduct continues further south
through the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, and then continues
through The Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn, eventually ending in
Staten Island, providing New York City with about 50% of their
drinking water. See "Cannonsville Reservoir".
Owned by an undisclosed owner in the town of Deposit, the location
of the Cannonsville Turnover (located off of Old Rt.10) could be
considered a powerful source of water power if owned by the
government. Besides the water power potential, the area is seen as
a fruitful area in the sports of fishing and bird watching. Home to
the American Bald Eagle, Deposit offers the best of nature.
Communities and locations in the Town of Deposit
- Barbourville — A hamlet near the east town line on Route
- China — A hamlet in the northern part of the
town on Route 20.
- Cannonsville Reservoir — The west part of the
reservoir and its dam are east of the Deposit village.
- Deposit — The east part of the Village of Deposit
is located north of the Southern Tier Expressway.
- Hale Eddy — A hamlet in the south part of the
- Hambletville — A hamlet northeast of Deposit
on Route 8.
- Stilesville — A hamlet northeast of Deposit on
- Upper Barbourville — A hamlet in the northeast
corner of the town on Route 8.