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Little Falls (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Little Falls is a city in Herkimer County, New York, on the Mohawk River. The population was 5,188 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from a small cataract near the city. The City of Little Falls is located at the eastern end of the Town of Little Falls. The Erie Canal passes the city. It has a picturesque location on the slope of a narrow and rocky defile, flowing through which the river falls 45 feet in less than a mile, forming a number of cascades.
Little Falls was settled in the 18th Century. The small settlement here was destroyed by the Indians and Tories in June, 1782, and the place was not resettled until 1790 and was known at times as Rockton and Rock City. Little Falls was incorporated as a village in 1811, and reincorporated in 1827. The City of Little Falls was incorporated in 1895.
The Western Inland Canal was constructed in 1792 and helped the local economy. In 1900, 10,381 people lived in Little Falls, in 1910, 12,273, in 1920, 13,029, and in 1940, 10,163. On the outskirts of the city is the grave of General Herkimer of Revolutionary War fame, with a monument erected in 1896.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.8 percent under the age of 18, 7.6 percent from 18 to 24, 24.9 percent from 25 to 44, 21.7 percent  from 45 to 64, and 24.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

Little Falls is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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