Schoharie (/skoʊˈhɛəriː/ skoh-HAIR-ee) is a town in Schoharie County, New York. The population was 3,299 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.0 square miles (77.6 km²), of which 29.8 square miles (77.2 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km²) (0.57%) is water.
Part of the northeast town line forms the border of Schenectady County.
Interstate 88 crosses the north part of the town. New York State Route 30 is a north-south highway. State Route 30A diverges from NY-30 near the north town line. State Route 7 parallels the Interstate across the north part of Schoharie. New York State Route 443 intersects NY-30 at Vromans Corners.
The Schoharie Creek flows northward out of the town to the Mohawk River. The Cobleskill Creek enters Schoharie Creek by Old Central Bridge in the northwest part of the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,299 people, 1,314 households, and 883 families residing in the town. The population density was 110.7 people per square mile (42.7/km²). There were 1,435 housing units at an average density of 48.2 per square mile (18.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.30% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.
There were 1,314 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the town, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $38,576, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $31,737 versus $25,603 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,676. About 3.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.