Hobart, New York

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hobart, New York
"Jewel of the West Branch"
Hobart is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°22′17″N 74°40′7″W / 42.37139°N 74.66861°W / 42.37139; -74.66861Coordinates: 42°22′17″N 74°40′7″W / 42.37139°N 74.66861°W / 42.37139; -74.66861
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total0.51 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Land0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
1,650 ft (503 m)
 • Total441
 • Estimate 
 • Density870/sq mi (340/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)607 Exchange: 538
FIPS code36-34979
GNIS feature ID0952909

Hobart is a village in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 441 at the 2010 census. [2] The village is in the town of Stamford and is on New York Route 10 in the northeast part of the county.


The village of Hobart was originally named Waterville. When the modern village of Waterville, New York claimed the name in 1808, a new name was sought for the village on the Delaware River. In 1828, the name Hobart was selected, after Bishop John Henry Hobart,[3] then the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, who founded St. Peter's Episcopal Church in the village in September of 1819. Bishop Hobart would visit the village again in 1827 before it was renamed. He planned to visit the newly-renamed village of Hobart again in October of 1830, but died in September of 1830, before he could do so.[4]

The Hobart Masonic Hall and the St. Peter's Episcopal Church Complex are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


Hobart is located in the north-central part of the town of Stamford at 42°22′17″N 74°40′7″W / 42.37139°N 74.66861°W / 42.37139; -74.66861 (42.371251, -74.668481),[6] along the upper reaches of the West Branch Delaware River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 1.38%, is water.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016403[1]−8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 390 people, 151 households, and 104 families residing in the village. The population density was 763.8 people per square mile (295.3/km²). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 391.7 per square mile (151.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.36% White, 3.85% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.51% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $25,893 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,281. About 17.0% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hobart village, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 157.
  4. ^ Meagley, James G., compiler (2014). A Look Back At Hobart, NY 1888-2013. Hobart Historical Society. pp. 20–21.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

External links[edit]