Sennett, New York

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Sennett, New York
Town
Sennett, New York is located in New York
Sennett, New York
Sennett, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°58′23″N 76°31′15″W / 42.97306°N 76.52083°W / 42.97306; -76.52083
Country United States
State New York
County Cayuga
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor Jeffery Herrick (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total 28.8 sq mi (74.7 km2)
 • Land 28.8 sq mi (74.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,595
 • Density 124.7/sq mi (48.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13021
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-66443
GNIS feature ID 0979482

Sennett is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 3,595 at the 2010 census. The town is named after a public official and early settler, Daniel Sennett.

The Town of Sennett is on the eastern county line of Cayuga County and borders Auburn, New York.

History[edit]

Sennett was part of the Central New York Military Tract, land reserved for war veterans.

Daniel Sennett became, in 1795, the first settler. The Town of Sennett was formed from the Town of Brutus and the Town of Aurelius in 1827. Part of Sennett was used to contribute territory to the Town of Throop in 1859. Also Sennett contributed some of its southwest territory to the City of Auburn.

The Sennett Federated Church and Parsonage, built in 1848, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.8 square miles (75 km2), of which, 28.8 square miles (75 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.07%) is water.

The east town line is the border of Onondaga County. Sennett is in the Finger Lakes District, being near the north end of Owasco Lake and Skaneateles Lake.

New York State Route 5 and New York State Route 34 are east-west & north-south highways, which converge in the City of Auburn.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,244 people, 1,085 households, and 864 families residing in the town. The population density was 112.6 people per square mile (43.5/km²). There were 1,117 housing units at an average density of 38.8 per square mile (15.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.02% White, 2.37% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 1,085 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.1.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,282, and the median income for a family was $57,009. Males had a median income of $37,663 versus $24,479 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,593. 4.9% of the population and 3.7% of families were below the poverty line. 6% of those under the age of 18 and 4.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Sennett[edit]

  • McMasters Corners – A location on NY-34, west of Sennett village.
  • Sennett ( once "Fellows Corners") – The hamlet of Sennett is located on NY-5, northeast of Auburn.
  • Wicks Corners – A hamlet by the east town line, east of Auburn.

Coordinates: 42°59′41″N 76°31′58″W / 42.99472°N 76.53278°W / 42.99472; -76.53278

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.