Malone, New York
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town Supervisor||Andrea Stewart (R)|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||102.80 sq mi (266.26 km2)|
|• Land||101.52 sq mi (262.94 km2)|
|• Water||1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)|
|Elevation||790 ft (240 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||138.81/sq mi (53.59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||979185|
Malone is a municipal corporation of New York State, a town being the major division of each county. Towns in New York are classified by the U.S. Census Bureau as minor civil divisions. Every square foot of New York is incorporated; all residents who do not live in a city or on an Indian reservation live in a town. These provide or arrange for the primary functions of local government. While some provide most municipal services for all town residents and selected services for residents of villages, some provide little more than road maintenance. The population was 14,545 at the 2010 census. The town contains a village also named Malone. The town is an interior town located in the north-central part of the county.
The town was formed from part of the town of Chateaugay in 1805. The town was originally named "Harison", after Richard Harison who had purchased the land and founded the town. The name was changed in 1808 to "Ezraville", after Ezra L'Hommedieu, and in 1812 to "Malone".
Former Governor Mario Cuomo instituted financial measures to increase economic stability to the county by bringing in many prisons (state and federal).
- Tom Browning, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Alexander Duane ophthalmologist
- William H. Flack (1861–1907), US congressman
- Orville Gibson, founder of the Gibson Guitar Corporation
- Michael Hastings, investigative journalist
- William H. Huntington, former Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- Bob Mould, solo musician and former guitarist, singer, and songwriter with alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar
- Howard Siler, former USA bobsledder, and coach of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games Jamaican Bobsled Team
- William Almon Wheeler, the 19th Vice President of the United States, serving under Rutherford Hayes. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery in Malone, and his mansion on Elm Street is now the site of the Elks Lodge.
- Almanzo Wilder, husband of Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Ovila Cayer, recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Globe Tavern
- Charles L. Russell, recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
- Frank Tolan, recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
- Philip Woolley, Canadian American businessman
- Clarence E. Kilburn, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives.
- William A. Wheeler, American Vice-President 1877–1881
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 102.8 square miles (266.3 km2), of which 101.5 square miles (262.9 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), or 1.25%, is water.
The Salmon River flows northward through the center of town, and the Trout River flows across the northeast corner.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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 per square mile (17.6/km²). The ethnic 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. Malone, New York has a far more diverse demographic profile compared to the surrounding region, due to hosting multiple state correctional facilities, which house prisoners from the entirety of New York. Malone also hosts the county correctional facility for Franklin County.
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.
According to  the Census 2017 ACS 5Year Estimates, the poverty rate in Malone is 24%. The child poverty rate is 31%. (A previous statistic here said the poverty rate was only 8%).
Communities and locations in the Town of Malone
- Bare Hill Correctional Facility – a New York medium security state prison
- Chasm Falls – a hamlet in the southeast part of the town on County Road 25; originally called Titusville
- Fay – a hamlet by the north town line
- Franklin Correctional Facility – a New York medium security state prison
- Lake Titus – a lake in the southwest part of the town
- Malone – a village located in the center of the town and the county seat of Franklin County
- Malone-Dufort Airport (MAL) – an airport west of the village of Malone
- Malone Junction – a hamlet northeast of the village of Malone
- Teboville – a hamlet in the central part of the town, east of Whippleville
- Titus Mountain – a ski area spread over 3 mountains 7 miles (11 km) south of the village of Malone
- Upstate Correctional Facility – a New York maximum security state prison
- Whippleville – a hamlet in the central part of the town, located south of the village of Malone on County Road 25
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- .Y. TWN. LAW § 2 : NY Code - Section 2: Definition of town
- "Census Glossary". American FactFinder. pp. Town. Archived from the original on March 3, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
- Local Government Handbook, pp. 59-66.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Malone town, Franklin County, New York". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Oral history of Chasm Falls in the late 19th early 20th Centuries
- Oral history of Whippleville and Teboville in the late 19th early 20th Centuries
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Malone, New York.|
- Official website
- North Country Community College
- Early Malone history
- Malone Historical Map Online
- Read and Listen to the oral history of Malone in the late 19th early 20th Centuries
- Franklin County Historical & Museum Society