Boonville is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The town is in the northeastern section of the county. The population was 4,555 at the 2010 census. The town includes a village, also called Boonville. The town and village are named after Gerrit Boon, an agent of the Holland Land Company. The current mayor is Eric McIntyre . The town was first settled circa 1795. The Town of Boonville was created in 1805 from the Town of Leyden. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 72.6 square miles (188.0 km2), of which 71.9 square miles (186.2 km2) is land and 0.7 square mile (1.8 km2) (0.95%) is water. The northern town line is the border of Lewis County, and the eastern town boundary is the Black River.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,572 people, 1,781 households, and 1,209 families residing in the town. The population density was 63.6 people per square mile (24.5/km2). There were 2,138 housing units at an average density of 29.7 per square mile (11.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.21% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population. There were 1,781 households, of which 31.3% had children under 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families.
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