Interlaken, New York

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Interlaken is a village in Seneca County, New York, United States. The population was 674 at the 2000 census. The name is related to the village's position between two lakes.

The Village of Interlaken is in the northern part of the Town of Covert and is northwest of Ithaca, New York.

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History

The village was previously known as "Farmer Village" and "Farmer." Interlaken was incorporated as a village in 1904 and given its current name. The name was changed in a deal with the Lehigh Valley Railroad which agreed to make the town a stop on its line which ran between the lakes if the name were changed to one more marketable for tourism. The Village is served by a part time police force. The current police chief is Jeff Bond. The Village of Interlaken Police Department officers are identified on the radio by a three digit number beginning with the number four as their call sign, for example 403.

Geography

Interlaken is located at 42°37′05″N 76°43′27″W / 42.618012°N 76.724229°W / 42.618012; -76.724229.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2), all of it land.

Interlaken is at the junction of New York State Route 96, New York State Route 96A, and County Road 141.

Interlaken is in the Finger Lakes District and is between, but not adjacent to, Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 674 people, 256 households, and 175 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,632.7 people per square mile (1,000.9/km2). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 1,093.7/sq mi (415.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.77% White, 0.89% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.59% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

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