Dickinson, Broome County, New York

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Dickinson is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 5,335 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Daniel S. Dickinson.

The Town of Dickinson is adjacent to Binghamton and forms a suburban community to that city.



The Town of Dickinson was established in 1890 from the Town of Chenango.

The former Chenango Canal (1834-1876) passed through the town with a current village of Port Dickinson a port on the canal. The canal linked Binghamton to Troy, NY and the Erie Canal.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²), of which, 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.44%) is water.

The Town is divided by the Chenango River.

Interstate 81 joins Interstate 88 by the north town line. US Route 11 passes across the south part of the town, turning north on the west side of the Chenango River. New York State Route 7 a major north-south highway in the eastern part of Dickinson. New York State Route 17 is partly conjoined with I-81 in the town.

Adjacent towns and areas

To the North lie the towns of Union, Chenango, and Fenton. To the East is the Town of Kirkwood. To the South lies the City of Binghamton, and to the West, the town is bordered by the Town of Union and the Village of Johnson City.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,335 people, 1,980 households, and 1,219 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,114.8 people per square mile (430.0/km²). There were 2,131 housing units at an average density of 445.3/sq mi (171.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.27% White, 4.20% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.82% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

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