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Malone, New York
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Nickname(s): The Star of the North
Country United States
State New York
County Franklin
Town Malone
Area
 • Total 0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,911
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (733.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 12953
Area code(s) 518
FIPS code 36-44710
GNIS feature ID 0956316

Malone is a village in, and the county seat of, Franklin County, New York, United States. Its population was 5,911 at the 2010 census. The village is located in the town of Malone. It is home to a campus of North Country Community College.

History

The community was first settled around 1802 and incorporated as a village in 1853. During the War of 1812, Malone was sacked by British troops. A half-century later, the village served as a staging point for one arm of the 1866 and 1870 Fenian Raids of Canada, which took place at many points along the Canada–United States border. The Fenian Brotherhood (Fenians) attempted to capture Canada as a bargaining tool in the British occupation of Ireland.

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the book Farmer Boy about Almanzo Wilder, who attended Franklin Academy here. The school is now the site of the Malone Middle School, and the Wilder Homestead is a historical site that lies about 5 miles (8 km) east of the village of Malone in the town of Burke. The First Congregational Church, likely the one mentioned in Farmer Boy, was the first Christian congregation founded and the first church building built in Franklin County. There is anecdotal evidence that the second church building (1852–1883) was one of the final stops in the Underground Railroad. A tunnel for the persons seeking freedom can still be found in the church's basement.

In 1935, Dutch Schultz had his tax evasion trial moved from Manhattan to Malone. After a media-saturated trial before a Malone-area jury, he was acquitted. In 1998, the village suffered a natural disaster as part of the North American Ice Storm of 1998. On November 6, 2012, a proposal to dissolve the village into the surrounding town of Malone was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin, with village residents voting 1,117–562 to keep the village intact.

In addition to the First Congregational Church and Wilder Homestead, the Horton Gristmill, Anselm Lincoln House, Malone Armory, Malone Freight Depot, Paddock Building, and United States Post Office are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Malone village is located in the northern part of the town of Malone at 44°51′2″N 74°17′20″W / 44.85056°N 74.28889°W / 44.85056; -74.28889 (44.850676, −74.28907), in north-central Franklin County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.18 square miles (8.23 km2), of which 3.11 square miles (8.06 km2) is land and 0.066 square miles (0.17 km2) 2.08%, is water.

Malone is at the convergence of U.S. Route 11, New York State Route 11B (NY 11B), NY 30, and NY 37. County Road 25 enters the village from the south. US-11 leads east 46 miles (74 km) to Champlain and southwest 37 miles (60 km) to Potsdam. NY-30 leads south 58 miles (93 km) to Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks and north 11 miles (18 km) to Trout River at the Canada–US border. Cornwall, Ontario, is 31 miles (50 km) to the northwest via NY-37.

The Salmon River, a tributary of the St. Lawrence River, flows northward through the village.

Climate

The climate of Malone is hemiboreal (Köppen climate classification "Dfb").

Climate data for Malone, NY
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 23
(-5)
26
(-3.3)
35
(1.7)
49
(9.4)
64
(17.8)
72
(22.2)
76
(24.4)
74
(23.3)
66
(18.9)
54
(12.2)
41
(5)
29
(-1.7)
50.8
(10.42)
Average low °F (°C) 4
(-15.6)
7
(-13.9)
18
(-7.8)
31
(-0.6)
44
(6.7)
53
(11.7)
57
(13.9)
55
(12.8)
47
(8.3)
36
(2.2)
27
(-2.8)
13
(-10.6)
32.7
(0.37)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.36
(59.9)
2.00
(50.8)
2.24
(56.9)
2.74
(69.6)
2.92
(74.2)
3.87
(98.3)
4.19
(106.4)
4.63
(117.6)
3.65
(92.7)
3.27
(83.1)
3.41
(86.6)
2.53
(64.3)
37.81
(960.4)
Source: The Weather Channel


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 4,193
1890 4,986 18.9%
1900 5,935 19.0%
1910 6,467 9.0%
1920 7,556 16.8%
1930 8,657 14.6%
1940 8,743 1.0%
1950 9,501 8.7%
1960 8,737 −8.0%
1970 8,048 −7.9%
1980 7,668 −4.7%
1990 6,777 −11.6%
2000 6,075 −10.4%
2010 5,911 −2.7%
Est. 2015 5,756 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,075 people, 2,583 households, and 1,511 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,920.0 people per square mile (742.3/km²). There were 2,847 housing units at an average density of 899.8 per square mile (347.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.58% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 2,583 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,200, and the median income for a family was $35,077. Males had a median income of $29,200 versus $20,163 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,960. About 10.8% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

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