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Gloversville (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. 
Gloversville is a city in Fulton County, New York, United States. The population was 15,413 at the 2000 census. The City of Gloversville is located in the northern part of the Town of Johnstown. With the City of Johnstown, Gloversville is one of the Glove Cities. Gloversville is a community steeped in history and renowned for its sense of family and community. Centrally located and within a short driving distance to Albany, Syracuse and NYC, New York City, Gloversville is also a fantastic place to set up business. Affordable housing and a quality school system with a brand new middle school round out the picture.
Gloversville was originally settled by New England Puritans in the 1790's. In the ensuing decades as the community grew, leather tanning became a prominent local industry due to the purity and abundance of water and the availability of hemlock bark as a source of tannin. According to the United States Census Bureau, Gloversville has a total area of 13.2 square kilometers. 13.2 square kilometers of it is land and 0.20 percent is water. In the city the population was spread out with 25.2 percent under the age of 18, 8.3 percent from 18 to 24, 27.5 percent from 25 to 44, 21.1 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Gloversville is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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