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Phoenicia, New York

Phoenicia is a town located in Ulster County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 381.

Geography Phoenicia is located at 42°4'53" North, 74°18'47" West (42.081266, -74.313019)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²). 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 381 people, 194 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density is 319.8/km² (823.2/mi²). There are 246 housing units at an average density of 206.5/km² (531.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.06% White, 0.26% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. 2.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 194 households out of which 20.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.8% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 57.7% are non-families. 45.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.96 and the average family size is 2.88.

In the town the population is spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $22,159, and the median income for a family is $28,000. Males have a median income of $29,250 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,408. 13.9% of the population and 5.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 20.5% are 65 or older.

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