Forestport is a town in Oneida County, New
The population was 1,692 at the 2000
The Town of Forestport
is located in the northeast
corner of Oneida County. The north part of the town is in the
Forestport was created from the Town of
At the end of the 19th century, many of the town's population were
found to be involved in a conspiracy to divert funds set aside for
repair for the Black River Canal
The town population in 1920 was 862.
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
79.0 square miles (204.5 kmÂ²), of which, 77.2 square
miles (199.9 kmÂ²) of it is land and 1.8 square miles
(4.6 kmÂ²) of it (2.25%) is water.
town line is the border of Herkimer County, and The north town line is the border of Lewis
The Black River
and Kayuta Lake
define the west town line.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,692
people, 736 households, and 479 families residing in the town. The
people per square mile (8.5/kmÂ²). There were 2,027 housing units at
an average density of 26.3/sq mi (10.1/kmÂ²). The racial makeup
of the town was 98.52% White
, 0.30% Native
, 0.18% Asian
from other races
0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.06% of the
There were 736 households out of which 25.7% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married
living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.7% of all
households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age
of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to
64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
43 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,455, and the
median income for a family was $39,352. Males had a median income
of $30,119 versus $25,060 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$18,494. About 7.1% of families and 8.9% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 11.4%
of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and Locations in Forestport
- Anos Siding â€“ A location in the northeast part
of the town.
- Forestport - The hamlet of Forestport is located on the banks
of the Black River off NY 28
in the southwest part of the town.
- Forestport Station â€“ A hamlet east of
- Holiday House â€“ A location on NY 28 north of Woodgate.
- Long Lake â€“ A lake in the
northeast part of the town north of Woodgate.
- Nichols Mills â€“ A location in the northeast
part of the town.
- Otter Lake - Located on SR 28 by the
Oneida/Herkimer County line, located by a lake of the same
- White Lake â€“ A lake south of Long Lake and
adjacent to Route 28.
- Woodgate - Located 7 miles north of the hamlet
of Forestport on SR 28.
- Woodhull â€“ A hamlet southwest of