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Sackets Harbor is a village in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Drum metro area.

The community was named after Augustus Sacket, a New York City lawyer who settled here.

The latitude of Sackets Harbor is 43.946N. The longitude is -76.119W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 282 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,394.


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Median household income
Local
$42,629
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sackets Harbor demographic reports
Sackets Harbor is on Lake Ontario.
Site of 1812 battle in which American farmers fought back British warships.

Construction of the "Ontario" here in 1816 opened steamboat commerce with Canada.

Sackets Harbor received national attention for 2003 racing victories of Funny Cide, a horse owned by six local residents. Funny Cide won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness
Local festivals include:
  • Can-Am Festival - July 20-22, 2007
  • Family Fun Day - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sackets Harbor web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Westcott Beach State Park
Historic sites and museums: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Pickering Beach Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Sackets Harbor is a lakeside village of wide, shaded streets and spacious old dwellings settled in 1801.
-- WPA Guide to NY, 1940

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Sackets Harbor residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sackets Harbor ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sackets Harbor was $23,269, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of Sackets Harbor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Sackets Harbor include Madison Barracks, Sackets Harbor Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Sackets Harbor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $501.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $897.


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Libraries in Sackets Harbor include Hay Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sackets Harbor political report.

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The average commute time for Sackets Harbor workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Sackets Harbor include Ontario Place Hotel.

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~ WPA Guide to NY, 1940

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