The Town of Butternuts is located in southwestern part of the county and is west of Oneonta.
The town was established from part of the Town of Unadilla in 1796. Part of Butternuts was used to form the Town of Morris in 1846, and additional territory was taken from the Town of Unadilla in 1857.
Butternuts Creek is an important stream flowing through the town. It was named by early settlers who noted some unusual Butternut trees growing near it.
New York State Route 51 is a north-south highway in Butternuts.
The Butternut Creek flows diagonally through the town, from Morris to the creek's confluence with the Unadilla River in the southwest corner of the town.
There were 715 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $40,536, and the median income for a family was $45,368. Males had a median income of $31,473 versus $25,446 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,223. About 6.6% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
Genetic diversity of butternut (Juglans cinerea) and implications for conservation.(RAPID COMMUNICATION / COMMUNICATION RAPIDE)(Report)
Apr 01, 2008; Abstract: The management of threatened and endangered species can be improved by understanding their patterns of genetic...