Worth is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 231 at the 2010 census. The town is named after William Worth, a commander of troops during the Battle of Sackett’s Harbor.
Worth stands on the northwest side of the Tug Hill Plateau. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.3 square miles (112.2 km), of which 43.2 square miles (111.9 km) are land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km), or 0.20%, are water.
The south town line is the border of Oswego County, and the east (and part of the north) town line is the border of Lewis County.
As of the census of 2000, there were 234 people, 96 households, and 67 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.4 people per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.59% White, 3.42% African American, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.
There were 96 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $29,028, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $23,636 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,584. About 9.5% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.3% of those sixty five or over.