Covert, New York

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Covert is a town in Seneca County, New York, USA. The population was 2,227 at the 2000 census. The current Town Supervisor is Michael Reynolds[1].

The Town of Covert is located in the southeast corner of the county and is northwest of Ithaca, New York.



Covert was in the Central New York Military Tract. The town was first settled around 1797.

The town was set aside from the Town of Ovid in 1817 as part of Tompkins County, but was returned to Seneca County in 1819. The Town of Lodi was taken off the western part of Covert in 1826.

In 1904 Interlaken (previously called "Farmer") set itself apart by becoming an incorporated village.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.6 square miles (97.5 km²), of which, 31.5 square miles (81.6 km²) of it is land and 6.1 square miles (15.9 km²) of it (16.31%) is water.

The south town line borders Schuyler County, New York, to the southwest and Tompkins County to the southeast and the east town line is defined by Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. The town of Lodi is to the west and the town of Ovid is to the north.

New York State Route 89 and New York State Route 96 are north-south highways in the town. New York State Route 96A joins NY-96 at Interlaken.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,227 people, 892 households, and 620 families residing in the town. The population density was 70.7 people per square mile (27.3/km²). There were 1,183 housing units at an average density of 37.6/sq mi (14.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.25% White, 0.49% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

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