Junius, New York

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Junius is a town in Seneca County, New York, United States. The population was 1,362 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Junius is in the northwest corner of the county and is east of Geneva, New York.

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History

Junius was part of the Central New York Military Tract used to pay soldiers of the American Revolution. The region was first settled around 1795.

The town was set apart from the Town of Fayette in 1803. Junius was subsequently divided to form new towns: Wolcott, in Wayne County (1807), Galen also in Wayne County (1812), Seneca Falls (1829), Tyre (1829), and Waterloo (1829).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.9 square miles (69.5 km²), of which, 26.7 square miles (69.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Ontario County, and the north town line is the border of Wayne County.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes across the town. New York State Route 318 is an east-west highway in the town running parallel to the Thruway. New York State Route 414 is a north-south highway crossing a few arces in the far north-eastern part of Junius.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,362 people, 494 households, and 375 families residing in the town. The population density was 50.9 people per square mile (19.7/km²). There were 532 housing units at an average density of 19.9/sq mi (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.50% White, 0.51% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

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