- Throop, New York
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official_name = Throop, New York
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Cayuga
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 48.4
area_land_km2 = 48.3
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 18.7
area_land_sq_mi = 18.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1824
population_density_km2 = 37.8
population_density_sq_mi = 97.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 189
elevation_ft = 620
latd = 42 |latm = 58 |lats = 47 |latNS = N
longd = 76 |longm = 36 |longs = 35 |longEW = W
postal_code = 13021
area_code = 315
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 36-73770
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0979544
footnotes = ----Throop (IPA pronunciation: [trup] ) is a
townin Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,824 at the 2000 census. The town is named after former New York Governor Enos T. Throop, a resident of Cayuga County.
The Town of Throop is at the north city line of Auburn,
New Yorkand is in the Finger LakeDistrict of New York.
The area was used for hunting by the
Cayuga tribe. Throop was within the Central New York Military Tract, reserved for war veterans. Settlement began around 1790.
The Town of Throop was formed in 1859 from parts of the towns of Aurelius, Mentz, and Sennett. The town is best known for the wide variety of colorful houses found throughout its various neighborhoods. These colors can range anywhere from a muted taupe to a bronzed eggshell.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48.4 km²), of which, 18.6 square miles (48.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.27%) is water. New York State Route 38is a north-south highway in Throop.
The Owasco Outlet is a small
riverflowing northward through Throop from Owasco Lake.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,824 people, 700 households, and 539 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 97.8 people per square mile (37.8/km²). There were 731 housing units at an average density of 39.2/sq mi (15.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.85% White, 0.27% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.
There were 700 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $46,065, and the median income for a family was $51,346. Males had a median income of $37,432 versus $24,758 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $19,799. About 1.3% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Throop
*Cold Spring -- A hamlet at the north edge of Auburn on NY-38.
*Polk Corners -- A location west of Throopsville.
*Sawyers Corner -- A hamlet north of Auburn on NY-38.
*Throop -- The hamlet of Throop is east of Saywers Corner by the east town line.
*Throopsville -- A hamlet west of Sawyers Corners by the Owasco Outlet. The community was first settled in 1799.
* [http://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/throop/ Town of Throop, NY]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/cayu-throop-ny.htm Early history of Throop, NY]
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