Scriba, New York

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Scriba is a town in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 7,331 at the 2000 census. The town is named after landowner George Scriba.

The Town of Scriba is east of the City of Oswego. The town was created in 1811 from the Town of Volney, then known as the Town of Fredericksburg.

The town of Scriba includes an Oswego County fire department,a municipal building, highway department, justice center, buildings and grounds department and a water department as well as a child care center, recreation center, town park and sunset bay park with lake access.

Most of the town lies within the zip code 13126 and possesses an "Oswego" mailing address. However, a portion of the town lies within zip code 13069 and uses "Fulton" as their mailing address. The hamlet of Lycoming, located within the town, has its own post office and uses the zipcode 13093 for PO boxes only.



The town borders Lake Ontario, the City of Oswego, and the Oswego River.

Scriba is approximately 40 miles North of Syracuse.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.9 square miles (113.6 km²), of which, 40.6 square miles (105.1 km²) of it is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) of it (7.50%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,331 people, 2,721 households, and 1,937 families residing in the town. The population density was 180.7 people per square mile (69.8/km²). There were 3,053 housing units at an average density of 75.2/sq mi (29.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.19% White, 0.38% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 2,721 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.07.

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