Port Henry is a village in Essex County, New
Lake Champlain at Port Henry
The population was 1,152 at the 2000
Village of Port Henry lies on the east side of the
Moriah and is approximately one hour's drive south of
Port Henry is in a tract of land set aside for veterans of the
French and Indian War
Although a mill was built in 1765, no other settlers arrived until
1785. Native Americans were still living in the town until after
Early settlers discovered iron
ore a few miles
inland, and its extraction became an important industry for about
one hundred and fifty years. A blast
constructed in the village in 1822 was one of the first
in the United States.
The Village of Port Henry was incorporated in 1869.
By the end of the 19th Century, harvesting of smelt
for the restaurant trade, became a major winter
recreation of ice fishing
Port Henry is located at (44.045238, -73.461011) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of
1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), of which, 1.2 square
miles (3.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles
(0.7 km²) of it (18.92%) is water.
village is located on the west shore of Lake Champlain at the north end of Bulwagga Bay and is in the
Port Henry is located on conjoined New York State Route 9N
and New York State Route 22
Main Street) at the junction of County Road 4 (Broad Street).Was
named Port Henry in honor of Henry Huntington of Rome, New
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,152
people, 491 households, and 295 families residing in the village.
The population density
people per square mile (370.7/km²). There were 596 housing units at
an average density of 496.0/sq mi (191.8/km²). The racial
makeup of the village was 97.66% White
, 0.52% African American
, 0.61% from other races
, and 0.52% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.30%
of the population.
There were 491 households out of which 27.9% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married
living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 33.6% of all
households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the village the population was spread out with 24.7% under the
age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45
to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $29,306, and
the median income for a family was $40,556. Males had a median
income of $34,821 versus $20,703 for females. The per capita income
for the village was
$17,455. About 12.2% of families and 19.2% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 27.6%
of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides
service to Port Henry, operating its Adirondack daily in both directions
between Montreal and New York
The village of Port Henry is mentioned in the song "Two Coins" by
the Vermont based band Dispatch