Canastota, New York
Judge Nathan Roberts House on NYS Route 5
|• Total||3.34 sq mi (8.66 km2)|
|• Land||3.34 sq mi (8.65 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||430 ft (131 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,360.48/sq mi (525.35/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0945755|
The village of Canastota is in the south part of the Town of Lenox. Canastota High School is located in the village.
Kniste Stota was the historic name of the village, a term used by the local Oneida Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy, meaning "cluster of pines near still waters". The village recently celebrated the bicentennial of its settlement by European-Americans.
Canastota is well known as an onion-growing town, and that effort used to account for a large portion of the income in the village.
The village was incorporated in 1835, but was reorganized in 1870. Located along the banks of the Erie Canal, which was completed through the Mohawk River valley by 1825, Canastota was a vibrant trading and commerce town during the mid-nineteenth century for a wide agricultural area. When the canal was superseded by construction of railroads, and later the New York Thruway, some canal towns were cut off from the main lines of commerce.
Canastota is home of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Having produced two world champions in Carmen Basilio and Billy Backus, Canastota was a natural choice as a site for the museum and outdoor stage. The museum is located a short distance from the New York State Thruway.
Each second weekend in June, Canastota has hosted numerous past and current champions, including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Joe Frazier. A Sunday parade and an induction ceremony is held to honor past and current Hall of Fame inductees.
National Register of Historic Places
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Canal Town Museum||May 23, 1986
|122 Canal St.||Canastota|
|2||Canastota Methodist Church||May 23, 1986
|Main and New Boston Sts.||Canastota|
|3||Canastota Public Library||May 23, 1986
|102 W. Center St.||Canastota|
|4||House at 107 Stroud Street||May 23, 1986
|107 Stroud St.||Canastota|
|5||House at 115 South Main Street||May 23, 1986
|115 S. Main St.||Canastota|
|6||House at 205 North Main Street||May 23, 1986
|205 N. Main St.||Canastota|
|7||House at 233 James Street||May 23, 1986
|233 James St.||Canastota|
|8||House at 313 North Main Street||May 23, 1986
|313 N. Main St.||Canastota|
|9||House at 326 North Peterboro Street||May 23, 1986
|326 N. Peterboro St.||Canastota|
|10||House at 328 North Peterboro Street||May 23, 1986
|328 N. Peterboro St.||Canastota|
|11||Peterboro Street Elementary School||May 23, 1986
|220 N. Peterboro St.||Canastota|
|12||Judge Nathan S. Roberts House||May 23, 1986
|W. Seneca Ave.||Canastota|
|13||South Peterboro Street Commercial Historic District||May 23, 1986
|Roughly bounded by NY 76, Diamond St., Penn Central RR tracks, and Commerce Ave.||Canastota|
|14||South Peterboro Street Residential Historic District||May 23, 1986
|S. Peterboro St. between Terrace and Rasbach Sts.||Canastota|
|15||United Church of Canastota||May 23, 1986
|144 W. Center St.||Canastota|
|16||US Post Office-Canastota||November 17, 1988
|118 S. Peterboro St.||Canastota|
Canastota is located at (43.080909, -75.753747).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,425 people, 1,872 households, and 1,173 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,332.3 people per square mile (514.6/km2). There were 1,994 housing units at an average density of 600.3 per square mile (231.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.31% White, 0.93% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.
There were 1,872 households, out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.6% 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 2.96.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $34,155, and the median income for a family was $43,049. Males had a median income of $31,296 versus $24,047 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,324. About 10.0% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Billy Backus, former World Welterweight Champion
- Carmen Basilio, former World Welterweight and Middleweight Champion
- Milton De Lano, former US Congressman
- Edmund Giambastiani, admiral of US Navy
- Margaret Shulock, cartoonist
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- Naomi I. Klein (July 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Judge Nathan S. Roberts House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
- Anthony DiRenzo. "From "Tears and Onions"". Ithaca College. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
- Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
- The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.