Tompkins, New York

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Tompkins, New York
Cannonsville Reservoir in Tompkins
Cannonsville Reservoir in Tompkins
Tompkins is located in New York
Tompkins
Tompkins
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°7′6″N 75°14′58″W / 42.11833°N 75.24944°W / 42.11833; -75.24944Coordinates: 42°7′6″N 75°14′58″W / 42.11833°N 75.24944°W / 42.11833; -75.24944
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyDelaware
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorWilliam Layton (D, R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total104.45 sq mi (270.52 km2)
 • Land98.13 sq mi (254.16 km2)
 • Water6.31 sq mi (16.35 km2)
Elevation
1,155 ft (352 m)
Population
 • Total1,247
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,166
 • Density11.88/sq mi (4.59/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
13754
FIPS code36-025-74111
GNIS feature ID0979549
Websitetownoftompkins.org

Tompkins is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 1,247 at the 2010 census.[3] The town is named after Daniel D. Tompkins, the fourth governor of New York and sixth vice president of the United States.

The town is in the western part of the county.

History[edit]

The town was formed in 1806 from part of the town of Franklin.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Tompkins has a total area of 104.4 square miles (270.5 km2), of which 98.1 square miles (254.2 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16.4 km2), or 6.05%, is water.[3] The Cannonsville Reservoir on the West Branch Delaware River crosses the center of the town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18201,206
18301,77447.1%
18402,03514.7%
18503,02248.5%
18603,58918.8%
18704,04612.7%
18802,534−37.4%
18902,6263.6%
19002,482−5.5%
19102,127−14.3%
19201,737−18.3%
19301,665−4.1%
19401,642−1.4%
19501,6802.3%
19601,463−12.9%
1970905−38.1%
19809687.0%
19909942.7%
20001,10511.2%
20101,24712.9%
Est. 20161,166[2]−6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,105 people, 445 households, and 315 families residing in the town. The population density was 11.2 people per square mile (4.3/km²). There were 768 housing units at an average density of 7.8 per square mile (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.55% White, 0.81% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 445 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,227, and the median income for a family was $38,583. Males had a median income of $27,833 versus $19,087 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,507. About 7.3% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Tompkins[edit]

  • Apex – a hamlet located west-southwest of Rock Rift
  • Cannonsville Reservoir – a reservoir on the West Branch Delaware River.
  • Cleaver – a hamlet located north-northwest of Rock Rift
  • Islamberg – a hamlet near Deposit founded by Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani[6]
  • Kelsey – a hamlet located southwest of Apex.
  • Rock Rift – a hamlet located east of Cannonsville Reservoir
  • Trout Creek – a hamlet located northwest of Cleaver

References[edit]

  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): Tompkins town, Delaware County, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Islamberg: A Terror Compound in New York ... or Misunderstood Neighbors?". Fox News. June 12, 2007. Retrieved May 19, 2015.

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