Tioga, New York


Tioga, New York

Infobox Settlement
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settlement_type = Town
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subdivision_type = Country
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subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Tioga
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area_total_km2 = 154.0
area_land_km2 = 152.0
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area_total_sq_mi = 59.5
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 4840
population_density_km2 = 31.8
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 344
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latd = 42 |latm = 5 |lats = 26 |latNS = N
longd = 76 |longm = 21 |longs = 51 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 13845
area_code = 607
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Tioga is a town in Tioga County, New York, United States. The population was 4,840 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Tioga is in the southwest part of the county and lies between Elmira and Binghamton. Tioga is in the Southern Tier District of New York.

History

The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 passed through the area. The first permanent settlers arrived around 1792.

The town, formerly organized in 1788, before Tioga County was established, as part of the "Old Town of Chemung," was renamed as "Owego" in 1791, when the county was created. The town became the "Town of Tioga" in 1818 by switching names with the current Town of Owego, so that the Village of Owego would be in the town with the same name.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.5 square miles (154.0 km²), of which, 58.7 square miles (152.0 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (1.31%) is water.

The Susquehanna River forms the south town boundary. New York State Route 17C follows the course of the Susquehanna on its north bank.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,840 people, 1,849 households, and 1,362 families residing in the town. The population density was 82.5 people per square mile (31.8/km²). There were 2,041 housing units at an average density of 34.8/sq mi (13.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.95% White, 0.14% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 1,849 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.8% 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 2.62 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,960, and the median income for a family was $46,650. Males had a median income of $27,169 versus $21,170 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,813. About 3.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Tioga

*Catlin Hill -- A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
*Germany Hill -- A hamlet near the north town line.
*Goodrich -- A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town on County Road 23, near the Village of Owego and the confluence of the Owego Creek and the Susquehanna River.
*Halsey Valley -- A hamlet on the west town line, partly in Barton. It was founded around 1825.
*Horton Crossing -- A hamlet on NY-17C, east of Tioga Center.
*Owego Creek -- A stream that forms part of the eastern town boundary.
*Smithboro -- A hamlet west of Tioga Center and near the Susquehanna River on NY-17C.
*Straits Corners -- A hamlet by the north town line.
*Tioga Center -- A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on NY-17C near the Susquehanna River.

References

External links

* [http://www.tiogacountyny.com/towns_villages/tioga.php Town of Tioga]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/tioga-ny.htm Town of Tioga history]


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