is a town
in Hamilton County
, New York
in the United States of America
. The population was 406 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from its location on an adjacent lake.
The Town of Inlet is on the western edge of the county.
The area developed to service the needs of many sportsman after the middle of the 19th Century, and was known as the "Inlet on Fourth Lake."
The Town of Inlet was formed in 1901 from the north part of the Town of Morehouse.
In 1901, the community of Inlet set itself off as a village by incorporation, but has since abandoned that status.
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 66.4 square miles
), of which, 62.3 square miles (161.3 km²) of it is land and 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²) of it (6.19%) is water.
The west town line is the border of Herkimer County. The Moose River defines the south town line.
New York State Route 28 is an east-west highway across Inlet and is the only significant road in the town.
The Fulton Chain Lakes stretch across Inlet into neighboring areas.
Adjacent towns and areas
Inlet forms its western border with the Towns of Ohio
in Herkimer County. To the south is the Town of Morehouse
. The Town of Long Lake
forms the northern and eastern boundary.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 406 people, 188 households, and 128 families residing in the town. The population density
was 6.5 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 1,003 housing units at an average density of 16.1/sq mi (6.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.31% White
, 0.25% Pacific Islander
, 3.20% from other races
, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.46% of the population.
There were 188 households out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.59.
In the town the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,574, and the median income for a family was $37,361. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,076. About 7.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Inlet
- Cascade Lake -- A lake in the northern corner of the town.
- Eagle Bay -- A hamlet in Herkimer County at the west town line of Inlet.
- Eighth Lake -- A Fulton Chain Lake northeast of Seventh Lake.
- Fourth Lake -- A large lake shared between the Town of Inlet and Herkimer County. The lake is part of a series of the Fulton Chain Lakes.
- Inlet -- The hamlet of Inlet is on the eastern tip of Fourth Lake near the west town line. Inlet is the only significant community in this town and is located on NY-28.
- Limekiln Lake -- A lake south of Inlet, divided by the west town line.
- Seventh Lake -- A lake east of Sixth Lake.
- Sixth Lake -- A small lake east of Inlet.