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Brewerton, New York
—  CDP  —
Brewerton, New York is located in New York
Brewerton, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°14′15″N 76°8′22″W / 43.2375°N 76.13944°W / 43.2375; -76.13944
Country United States
State New York
Counties Onondaga, Oswego
Area
 - Total 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 - Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,453
 - Density 1,091.9/sq mi (421.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13029
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-08059
GNIS feature ID 0944698
A neighborhood in Brewerton.

Brewerton is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Cicero in Onondaga County and the town of Hastings in Oswego County in the U.S. state of New York. It lies at the west end of Oneida Lake at its outlet into the Oneida River. The population was 3,455 at the 2000 census. Nineteenth century maps indicate that this area was once known as Fort Brewerton, while Brewerton meant the Cicero portion.

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History

The community is sited near the former Fort Brewerton, erected in 1759 to defend the passage from Albany to the port of Oswego. Settlers arrived in 1789 to engage in the fur trade. The Fort Brewerton Block House Museum[1] contains local relics dating back to Paleo-Indian times. It is located next to the original fort.

In the late 1700s two Presbyterians, Rev. John Shepard and Deacon George Ramsey started preaching in the area near the Fort Brewerton embankment. Deacon Ramsey built a schoolhouse nearby which was used for both instruction and worship.[2]

In 1948 the Brewerton Speedway was built by Alvin Richardson of Buffalo as a 1/4 mile dirt track.[3]

Geography

Interstate 81 cutting through Brewerton near Oneida Lake.

Brewerton is located at 43°14′15″N 76°8′22″W / 43.2375°N 76.13944°W / 43.2375; -76.13944 (43.237428, -76.139369)[4] on the Oneida River on the west end of Oneida Lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (5.11%) is water.

Brewerton has the largest elementary school in the Central Square School District, which is the geographically the largest school district in the State of New York.

Both U.S. Route 11 and Interstate 81 pass through the hamlet, connecting it to Watertown to the north and Syracuse to the south. In April 2007, the Town of Cicero redrew the traditional boundaries of Brewerton, moving the eastern line west to Interstate 81, and the southern line northward from Mudmill Road to Orangeport Road. This was done to allow Brewerton to remain eligible for Federal grant money. New housing developments had made Brewerton exceed guidelines for "blighted" areas that allow for improvement funds.

In recent years, Brewerton has become a major port for fishing on the already popular Oneida Lake. This is due to the recent Bass Masters outings at Oneida Shores County Park.

Brewerton is now a center in the growth of housing developments Miralago and Champlain at the lake.

Photo of Champlain at the Lake new housing development in Brewerton, NY.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,453 people, 1,376 households, and 961 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,091.9 per square mile (421.9/km²). There were 1,502 housing units at an average density of 474.9/sq mi (183.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.93% White, 0.72% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 1,376 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $43,061, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $39,239 versus $27,654 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,327. About 6.6% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Sports

The Brewerton speedway is a clay oval race track hosting regular DIRT and IMCA motorsport events.

Famous Residents

Brian Boitano, Cookie Monster, Roger Burdick, local car dealer. Melissa Ginn, Iconic Legend

References

  1. ^ Fort Brewerton Block House Museum
  2. ^ Brewerton United Methodist Church History
  3. ^ Brewerton Speedway History
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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