Throop, New York

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Throop, New York
Small town atmosphere, outstanding quality of life
Location in Cayuga County and New York
Location in Cayuga County and New York
Throop is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°58′47″N 76°36′35″W / 42.97972°N 76.60972°W / 42.97972; -76.60972
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorWilliam M. Tarby (D)
 • Town Council
 • Total18.70 sq mi (48.42 km2)
 • Land18.59 sq mi (48.14 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
620 ft (189 m)
 • Total1,990
 • Estimate 
 • Density105.35/sq mi (40.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)315
FIPS code36-011-73770
GNIS feature ID0979544

Throop (/ˈtrp/ TROOP) is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The town is at the north city line of Auburn and is in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The population was 1,990 at the 2010 census.[3] The town is named after former New York Governor Enos T. Throop, a resident of Cayuga County.


The area was used for hunting by the Cayuga people. Throop was within the Central New York Military Tract, reserved for war veterans. Settlement began around 1790.

The town of Throop was formed in 1859 from parts of the towns of Aurelius, Mentz, and Sennett. The town is best known for the wide variety of colorful houses found throughout its various neighborhoods. These colors can range anywhere from a muted taupe to a bronzed eggshell.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.7 square miles (48.4 km2), of which 18.6 square miles (48.1 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.59%, is water.[3]

New York State Route 38 is a north-south highway in Throop.

The Owasco Outlet is a small river flowing northward through Throop from Owasco Lake towards the Seneca River.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,958[2]−1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,824 people, 700 households, and 539 families residing in the town. The population density was 97.8 people per square mile (37.8/km²). There were 731 housing units at an average density of 39.2 per square mile (15.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.85% White, 0.27% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 700 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.3% 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 2.61 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,065, and the median income for a family was $51,346. Males had a median income of $37,432 versus $24,758 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,799. About 1.3% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Throop[edit]

  • Cold Spring – A hamlet at the north edge of Auburn on NY-38.
  • Polk Corners – A location west of Throopsville.
  • Sawyers Corner – A hamlet north of Auburn on NY-38.
  • Throop – The hamlet of Throop is east of Saywers Corner by the east town line.
  • Throopsville – A hamlet west of Sawyers Corners by the Owasco Outlet. The community was first settled in 1799.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 4, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Throop town, Cayuga County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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Coordinates: 42°58′33″N 76°34′15″W / 42.97583°N 76.57083°W / 42.97583; -76.57083