|Malone, New York|
|— Town —|
Malone, New York
|- Total||102.8 sq mi (266.2 km2)|
|- Land||101.9 sq mi (263.8 km2)|
|- Water||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|Elevation||790 ft (241 m)|
|- Density||147.1/sq mi (56.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
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The town was formed from part of the Town of Chateaugay in 1805. It was originally the "Town of Harrison," named after a landowner, but the name was changed to "Ezraville" in 1808 and finally to "Malone" in 1812.
During the War of 1812 the village was sacked by the British.
Governor Mario Cuomo instituted financial measures to increase economic stability to the county by bringing in many prisons (state and federal) to help strengthen area. Franklin county is still considered a "statistic county" where the voting populus is measured by prisoner count and how that aligns to the controlling party for the county.
Notable natives include:
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 102.8 square miles (266.2 km²), of which, 101.9 square miles (263.8 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it (0.90%) is water.
Salmon River flows northward through the town and the Trout River flows across the northeast corner.
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,981 people, 4,114 households, and 2,620 families residing in the town. The population density was 147.1 people per square mile (56.8/km²). There were 4,644 housing units at an average density of 45.6/sq mi (17.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.61% White, 18.56% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 6.25% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.19% of the population.
There were 4,114 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the town the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 42.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 179.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 201.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $27,716, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $25,996 versus $20,506 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,352. About 8.1% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.