Dryden (village), New York

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Dryden, New York
Dryden Historic District
Dryden Historic District
Dryden, New York is located in New York
Dryden, New York
Dryden, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°29′21″N 76°17′59″W / 42.48917°N 76.29972°W / 42.48917; -76.29972Coordinates: 42°29′21″N 76°17′59″W / 42.48917°N 76.29972°W / 42.48917; -76.29972
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Settled1797 (1797)
IncorporatedJuly 7, 1857 (1857-07-07)
Named forJohn Dryden
 • MayorJim Zimmer
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,089 ft (332 m)
 • Total1,890
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)607 Exchange: 844
FIPS code36-20951
GNIS feature ID0948704

Dryden is a village in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 1,890 at the 2010 census. The name was assigned by a clerk interested in the classics to honor John Dryden, poet and playwright.

The Village of Dryden is in the Town of Dryden and is east of Ithaca. It is near the border of Cortland County.


The village is in the former Central New York Military Tract.

The first settler in the town located on the site of the future village in 1797.

The village of Dryden was incorporated in 1857.

The Dryden Historic District, Luther Clarke House, Jennings-Marvin House, Lacy-Van Vleet House, Methodist Episcopal Church, Rockwell House, Southworth House, and Southworth Library are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Notable people[edit]


Dryden is located at 42°29′21″N 76°17′58″W / 42.48917°N 76.29944°W / 42.48917; -76.29944 (42.489188, -76.299589).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

New York State Route 13 intersects New York State Route 38 in the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,081[1]10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,832 people, 772 households, and 469 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,104.9 people per square mile (426.1/km²). There were 811 housing units at an average density of 489.1 per square mile (188.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.18% White, 1.26% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 772 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $43,977, and the median income for a family was $54,489. Males had a median income of $38,897 versus $26,809 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,613. About 5.1% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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