- Mexico (town), New York
Mexico — Town — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Oswego Population (Census 2000) – Total 5,181
Mexico is a town in the northeast part of Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 5,181 at the 2000 census. The town contains a village, also called Mexico. NY 104/Main Street passes through the village. NY 69 passes through the town of Mexico and comes to an end in the village, where it intersects with NY 104. US Route 11 also passes through the town.
The town was created in 1792 in the Town of Whitestown while in Herkimer County, New York. The town was re-established in 1796, containing a large part of present Oswego County. Subsequently, the town was reduced to form new towns in both Oswego and Jefferson County.
The school district is known as the Mexico Central School District. The sports program's mascot is the Tiger, and the music program's mascot is the Matador. Mexico High School was once called Mexico Academy, a military academy. The district's bus garage is located on State Route 104, next to the middle school. Schools included in the district are:
- Mexico High School
- Mexico Middle School
- Mexico Elementary School
- New Haven Elementary School
- Palermo Elementary School
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.0 square miles (121.7 km²), of which, 46.3 square miles (120.0 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (1.34%) is water. The northwest part of the town borders Lake Ontario.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,181 people, 1,934 households, and 1,388 families residing in the town. The population density was 111.8 people per square mile (43.2/km²). There were 2,211 housing units at an average density of 47.7 per square mile (18.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.15% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.
There were 1,934 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $42,773, and the median income for a family was $46,852. Males had a median income of $38,250 versus $22,183 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,498. About 9.0% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in the town
- Arthur – A hamlet northwest of Mexico village.
- Colosse – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on Route 11.
- Deweys Corners – A location east of Mexico village.
- Graftons Square – A hamlet on Route 11 south of Maple View.
- Lambs Corners – A location south of Prattham.
- Maple View – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town at the junction of Routes 11 and NY-104.
- Mexico – A village in the west part of the town.
- North Church Corner – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town on Route 3.
- Prattham – A hamlet east of Mexico village or Route 104.
- Red Mill – A hamlet at the east town line, east of Colosse.
- Texas – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town on Route 104B.
- Wellwood – A hamlet on the south town line.
Municipalities and communities of Oswego County, New York Cities Towns Villages CDPs Other
Albion Center | Bardeen Corners | Beecherville | Bernhards Bay | Boylston Center | Bundy Crossing | Butterfly Corners | Cains Corners | Carley Mills | Carterville | Catfish | Caughdenoy | Clifford | Cribbs Corners | Cummings Bridge | Demster | Demster Beach | Doris Park | Drakes Corner | Dugway | Dutcherville | East Amboy | East Boylston | East Palermo | Fairdale | Farley Corners | Fruit Valley | Furmiss | Gayville | Gilbert Mills | Graftons Square | Greenboro | Hannibal Center | Happy Valley | Hastings Center | Hinmansville | Howardville | Ingalls Crossing | Kasoag | Little France | Loomis Corner | Lycoming | Mallory | Mallory Station | Maple Hill | McMahon Corners | Morse | Mosher Corners | Mud Hill | Mungers Corners | New Scriba | Nicholsville | North Amboy | North Boylston | North Constantia | North Church Corner | North Hannibal | North Scriba | North Shores | North Volney | Oswego Beach | Oswego Center | Panther Lake | Peacock Corners | Peat Corners | Pennellville | Pineville | Plantz Corners | Pleasant Point Crossing | Prattham | Red Mill | Ricard | Roosevelt Corners | Russ Mills | Sala | Sandy Pond | Shephard Corners | Smartville | South Hannibal | South New Haven | South Scriba | Stewart Corners | Texas | The Elms | Toad Harbor | Upson Corner | Vermillion | Vorea | Vorhees Corners | West Amboy
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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