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Welcome to Jay ...

The Town of Jay is located in Essex County<1>.

The location of Jay has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Jay has a population of 2,401 people<3> (see below for details).

Jay is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jay lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Jay: (518)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jay had an population of 2,401 people. This is a decrease of 4.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Jay had a population of 2,506 people (or 6.37% of the total population of Essex County). This makes Jay the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Jay represents 0.01% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 793rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,506 people, the population of Jay increased 8.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,306 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jay.

Communities Also Named Jay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Jay - it's located in Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jay.

Communities near Jay ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jay.

  • North Elba
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    • North Elba lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Jay.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,118 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Elba
  • Peru
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    • Peru lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Jay.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,882 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
  • Saranac
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    • Saranac lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Jay.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saranac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saranac
  • Au Sable
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    • Au Sable lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Jay.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Au Sable have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Au Sable
  • Lake Placid
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    • Lake Placid lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Jay.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,356 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Placid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Placid
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Placid<6>
  • Chesterfield
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    • Chesterfield lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Jay.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,343 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
  • Willsboro
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    • Willsboro lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Jay.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,963 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willsboro
  • Village of Keeseville
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    • Village of Keeseville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Jay.
    • Estimated population in 2015: 1,750 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Keeseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Keeseville
  • Keeseville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeseville
    • Keeseville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Jay.
    • Estimated population in 2016: 1,743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keeseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeseville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keeseville<6>
  • Black Brook
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    • Black Brook lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Jay.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,469 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Brook

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jay.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jay. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jay.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jay. See our Newspapers Page for Jay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jay ...

Looking for more information about Jay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jay, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jay.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jay.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jay) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3764, Longitude: -73.6951       In this case, the coordinates for Jay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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