Tioga County, New York
|Tioga County, New York|
Tioga County Courthouse
Location in the state of New York
New York's location in the U.S.
|• Total||523 sq mi (1,355 km2)|
|• Land||519 sq mi (1,344 km2)|
|• Water||4 sq mi (10 km2), 0.81%|
|• Density||98/sq mi (38/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Tioga County // is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,125. Its county seat is Owego. Its name derives from an American Indian word meaning "at the forks," describing a meeting place.
In 1789, Montgomery County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Ontario County. The actual area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county, also including the present Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming, Yates, and part of Schuyler and Wayne counties.
Tioga County was one of three counties split off from Montgomery County (the others being Herkimer and Otsego Counties) in 1791. Tioga County was at this time much larger than the present county, also including the present Broome and Chemung counties and parts of Chenango and Schuyler counties.
Tioga County was reduced in size in 1798 by the splitting off of Chemung County (which also included part of the present Schuyler County and by the combination of a portion with a portion of Herkimer County to create Chenango County. In 1806 it was further reduced by the splitting off of Broome County.
Tioga County is located in southwest New York State, west of Binghamton and directly north of the border with Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna River flows into Pennsylvania from this county. The county is considered part of the Southern Tier region of New York State.
The highest elevation is an unnamed 1,994-foot (607.8 m) hill in the county's northern corner.
- Cortland County, New York - northeast
- Broome County, New York - east
- Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania - southeast
- Bradford County, Pennsylvania - south
- Chemung County, New York - west
- Tompkins County, New York - northwest
- New York State Route 17 (Southern Tier Expressway)
- New York State Route 17C
- New York State Route 38
- New York State Route 96
- New York State Route 96B
As of the census of 2010, there were 51,125 people residing in the county, with 22,203 housing units, of these 20,350 (91.3%) occupied, 1,853 (8.3%) vacant. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.9% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
- Apalachin (hamlet)
- Barton (town)
- Berkshire (town)
- Candor (town)
- Candor (village)
- Newark Valley (town)
- Newark Valley (village)
- Nichols (town)
- Nichols (village)
- Owego (village, county seat)
- Owego (town)
- Richford (town)
- Spencer (town)
- Spencer (village)
- Tioga (town)
- Waverly (village)
- List of counties in New York
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Tioga County, New York
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- Tioga County, NY
- Tioga County Historical Society
- Tioga County information
- Tioga County at DMOZ
- Early history source of Tioga County
- Formation of Tioga County and its towns
||Tompkins County||Cortland County|
|Chemung County||Broome County|
|Bradford County, Pennsylvania||Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania|