Thurston, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,350. Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 
Males: 683  (50.6%)
Females: 667  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14821.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,234 (it was $36,375 in 2000)
Thurston:

$48,234
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,702 (it was $13,725 in 2000)

Thurston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,459 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Thurston:

$89,459
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $117,615; Detached houses: $122,396; Townhouses or other attached units: $240,428; In 2-unit structures: $85,594; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,366; In 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $47,840; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $91,600
  • Races in Thurston, NY (2010)

    Thurston races chart
    • 1,31097.0%White alone
    • 181.3%Hispanic
    • 131.0%Two or more races
    • 70.5%Black alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Asian alone

Races in Thurston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Thurston: 99.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.4%), Irish (14.3%), English (12.5%), United States (10.3%), Dutch (5.2%), Italian (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 36.4 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Thurston,NY real estate house value index trend

Thurston, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Thurston:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thurston town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
New York:

22.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Thurston town:  1.8% ($1,134)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Thurston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (64.8 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (67.2 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (190.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Savona, NY (2.3 miles ), Campbell, NY (2.4 miles ), Cameron, NY (2.5 miles ), Rathbone, NY (2.7 miles ), Coopers Plains, NY (2.8 miles ), Bath, NY (2.8 miles ), Addison, NY (2.9 miles ), Erwin, NY (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $47,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $67,900
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $48,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $48,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 77.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

Thurston household income distribution Thurston home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Thurston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Thurston, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Thurston-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/30/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Thurston town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 33.5 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thurston-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 190.4 miles away from Thurston center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 237.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 204.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from Thurston center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Steuben County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Thurston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Thurston:

  • PATHWAYS, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PAINTED POST, NY)
  • STEUBEN CO PUBLIC HLTH CHHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; BATH, NY)
  • BATH VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 9 miles away; BATH, NY)
  • PATHWAYS, INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PAINTED POST, NY)
  • ABSOLUT CTR FOR NURSING AND REHAB THREE RIVERS L L C (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PAINTED POST, NY)
  • CORNING HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CORNING, NY)
  • PATHWAYS, INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; CORNING, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thurston:

  • Corning Community College (about 13 miles; Corning, NY; Full-time enrollment: 3,036)
  • Alfred University (about 27 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 2,411)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 27 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,483)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Mansfield, PA; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Ithaca College (about 43 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,781)
  • Cornell University (about 44 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,360)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 45 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 4,732)

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Church in Thurston: Risingville Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bonny Hill Cemetery (1), Risingville Cemetery (2), Thurston Cemetery (3), Aldrich Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Thurston Pond (A), Cranberry Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Steuben County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 58.9. This is better than average.

City:

58.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.149. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.149
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 2.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.25
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.387. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.387
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.01. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.01
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  73.6%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.1%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

7.4%

Thurston compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
New York average:

14.2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thurston town (based on Steuben County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,96311
Mainline Protestant10,65270
Evangelical Protestant9,27272
Other8578
Orthodox651
None64,181-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Steuben County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Steuben County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Steuben County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 87
Here:

9.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Steuben County:

28.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

15.6%

4.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
New York average:

5.06%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,299 average AGI)
Steuben County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chemung County, NY  0.66% ($42,923 average AGI)
from Allegany County, NY  0.27% ($29,059)
from Monroe County, NY  0.27% ($38,250)


5.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
New York average:

5.46%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($532 average AGI)
Steuben County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chemung County, NY  0.68% ($44,280 average AGI)
to Monroe County, NY  0.33% ($30,146)
to Livingston County, NY  0.26% ($30,031)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thurston:

  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WHHO (1320 AM; 5 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WELM (1410 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LIMITED)
  • WEHH (1590 AM; 5 kW; ELMIRA HTS/HORSEHEAD, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WFLR (1570 AM; 5 kW; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTY COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • WLEA (1480 AM; 3 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCBA (1350 AM; 1 kW; CORNING, NY)
  • WCLI (1450 AM; 1 kW; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thurston:

  • WGMM (97.7 FM; BIG FLATS, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIN-FM (98.3 FM; BATH, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES MASS MEDIA, NA CORP.)
  • WCBA-FM (98.7 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIK (103.1 FM; BATH, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNKI (106.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMTT (94.7 FM; TIOGA, PA; Owner: EUROPA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W236AK (95.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: EUROPA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSQE (91.1 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: WSKG PUB. TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WSQA (88.7 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WOKN (99.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WLVY (94.3 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WCKR (92.1 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZKZ (101.9 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WKPQ (105.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • WNBQ (92.3 FM; MANSFIELD, PA; Owner: FARM & HOME BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNGZ (104.9 FM; MONTOUR FALLS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WENY-FM (92.7 FM; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Thurston:

  • W60AD (Channel 60; SAVONA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • W20BL (Channel 20; BATH, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • WYDC (Channel 48; CORNING, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • WETM-TV (Channel 18; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W26BF (Channel 26; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • WENY-TV (Channel 36; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: LILLY BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W21BW (Channel 21; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK INC.)
  • W16BE (Channel 16; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WYDC, INC.)
  • W59DG (Channel 59; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $3,966,000Total costs
  • 2,580Total average daily traffic
  • 281Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,603Total future (year 2022) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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