Jefferson, New York

Jefferson is a town in Schoharie County, New York, USA. The population was 1,285 at the 2000 census.

There is also a Jefferson County, New York, USA.
Jefferson, New York
Location in Schoharie County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 42°29′55″N 74°36′6″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
  Total43.41 sq mi (112.44 km2)
  Land43.25 sq mi (112.02 km2)
  Water0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
1,991 ft (607 m)
  Density32.30/sq mi (12.47/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)607
FIPS code36-38440
GNIS feature ID0979106

The Town of Jefferson is on the southwestern border of the county and is east of the City of Oneonta.


The town was first settled around 1793 by New Englanders and was unoccupied by settlers during the American Revolution.

In 1803, the town was created from part of the Town of Blenheim.

The First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson and Parker 13-Sided Barn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3][4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.4 square miles (112 km2), of which, 43.3 square miles (112 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.28%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Delaware County.

The West Branch of the Delaware River originates in Jefferson.


Historical population
Est. 20161,397[2]−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there are 1,285 people, 520 households, and 364 families residing in the town. The population density is 11.5/km² km² (29.7/sq mi). There were 904 housing units at an average density of 20.9 per square mile (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.42% White, 1.71% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 520 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $43,269. Males had a median income of $34,875 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,569. About 9.1% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Jefferson

  • Arabia A hamlet by the north town line on County Road 64.
  • Baird Corners A location north of Jefferson village on NY-10.
  • East Jefferson A hamlet northeast of Jefferson village, located on County Road 16.
  • Jefferson The hamlet of Jefferson is on Route 10.
  • Mount Jefferson A small mountain (2733 feet, 833 metres) north of the source of the Delaware River.
  • South Jefferson A hamlet southeast of Jefferson village on NY-10. The Stewart House and Howard–Stewart Family Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[7]
  • West Jefferson A hamlet west of Jefferson village, near the west town line and the junction of County Roads 2A and 15.


  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  4. "National Register of Historic Places". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/06/12 through 8/10/12. National Park Service. 2012-08-17.
  5. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "National Register of Historic Places". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/07/12 through 5/11/12. National Park Service. 2012-05-18.

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