Tompkins, New York

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Not to be confused with Tompkins County, New York.
Tompkins, New York
Cannonsville Reservoir, Tompkins, NY
Cannonsville Reservoir, Tompkins, NY
Tompkins, New York is located in New York
Tompkins, New York
Tompkins, New York
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
Country United States
State New York
County Delaware
 • Type Town Council
 • Town Supervisor William Layton (D, R)
 • Town Council
 • Total 104.5 sq mi (270.6 km2)
 • Land 98.2 sq mi (254.5 km2)
 • Water 6.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)
Elevation 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,247
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-74111
GNIS feature ID 0979549

Tompkins is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 1,247 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Daniel D Tompkins, a New York political leader.

The Town of Tompkins is in the western part of the county.


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


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 104.5 square miles (271 km2), of which, 98.2 square miles (254 km2) of it is land and 6.2 square miles (16 km2) of it (5.95%) is water.


As of the census[1] 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.

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  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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