Genoa, New York
|Genoa, New York|
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Town Supervisor||Peggy L. Bradley (R)|
|• Town Council|
|• Total||43.1 sq mi (111.6 km2)|
|• Land||39.7 sq mi (102.7 km2)|
|• Water||3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)|
|Elevation||1,030 ft (314 m)|
|• Density||48.9/sq mi (18.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0978994|
The town was created as "Milton" in 1789 while still part of Onondaga County. The name was changed to Genoa in 1808. The Town of Genoa was reduced to form the Town of Locke in 1802. Genoa was reduced again in 1817 to form the Town of Lansing (in Tompkins County).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.1 square miles (112 km2), of which, 39.7 square miles (103 km2) of it is land and 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of it (8.00%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,914 people, 718 households, and 529 families residing in the town. The population density was 48.3 people per square mile (18.6/km²). There were 927 housing units at an average density of 23.4 per square mile (9.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.02% White, 0.52% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.
There were 718 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $43,618, and the median income for a family was $50,473. Males had a median income of $32,679 versus $23,603 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,960. About 6.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Genoa
- Atwaters – A hamlet in the southwest corner of Genoa on the shore of Cayuga Lake.
- Belltown – A location east of Goodyear Corners.
- Bowers Corners – A hamlet southeast of King Ferry.
- East Genoa – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on NY-34. The East Genoa Methodist Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
- Five Corners – A hamlet in the south of Genoa, east of Goodyear Corners.
- Forks of the Creek – A location southeast of Five Corners.
- Genoa – A hamlet at the junction of NY-34 and NY-90.
- Goodyear Corners – A hamlet south of King Ferry on NY-34B.
- Jump Corners – A location west of King Ferry on NY-90.
- King Ferry (formerly "Northville") – A hamlet in the northwest part of town at the junction of NY-34B and NY-90.
- King Ferry Station – A hamlet west of King Ferry at the edge of Cayuga Lake.
- Little Hollow – A location on NY-90 between King Ferry and Genoa at Little Salmon Creek.
- Little Salmon Creek – A stream flowing through the center of the town.
- McQuiggen Corners – A location west of Goodyear Corners.
- Weekes Corners – A location between King Ferry and Little Hollow.
Notable natives and residents
- John Bascom (1827-1911), educator, writer, President of University of Wisconsin
- Asahel Finch, Jr. (1809-1883), politician and lawyer, Michigan and Wisconsin
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 136.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.