Colesville, New York

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Colesville is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 5,441 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Colesville is in the northeast part of the county and is northeast of Binghamton.



The area was first settled around 1785. The Town of Colesville was established in 1821 from the part of the Town of Windsor. Robert Harpur, an early developer, has lent his name to the community of Harpursville. He is believed to be responsible for the many classical names assigned to communities in Central New York.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 79.2 square miles (205.2 km²), of which, 78.5 square miles (203.4 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (0.87%) is water.

The north town line is the border of Chenango County. The Susquehanna River flows southward through the town.

Interstate 88 passes across the town. New York State Route 7 and New York State Route 79 are important highways in Colesville. New York State Route 235 intersects NY-7 north of Harpursville and I-88.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,441 people, 1,944 households, and 1,458 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.3 people per square mile (26.8/km²). There were 2,189 housing units at an average density of 27.9/sq mi (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.85% White, 0.29% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.02% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 1,944 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.11.

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