Enfield, New York

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Enfield is a town in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 3,369 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Enfield is located on the western border of the county and is west of Ithaca.



The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 passed through the area, which later became part of the Central New York Military Tract.

The town was first settled around 1804. The Town of Enfield was formed in 1821 from part of the Town of Ulysses.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.9 square miles (95.6 km²), of which, 36.9 square miles (95.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Schuyler County. Borders on the North the Town of Ulysses, and on the South the Town of Newfield. The eastern town line is marked by Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes.

New York State Route 79 is an east-west highway in the town and intersects (north-south) New York State Route 327 at Millers Corners.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,369 people, 1,323 households, and 891 families residing in the town. The population density was 91.3 people per square mile (35.3/km²). There were 1,432 housing units at an average density of 38.8/sq mi (15.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.81% White, 1.87% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 1,323 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

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