Starkey, New York

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Starkey is a town in Yates County, New York, USA. The population was 3,465 at the 2000 census.[1] The town is in the southeast part of the county and south of Geneva, New York.



Starkey may have been settled around 1798, but a scouting party of the Sullivan Expedition of 1779, found an occupied cabin north of Glenora.

The town became part of the county in 1824, the year after Yates County was created, and was formed from the town of Reading (in Schuyler County).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.3 square miles (101.7 km²), of which, 32.8 square miles (85.1 km²) of it is land and 6.4 square miles (16.7 km²) of it (16.40%) is water.

The south town line and part of the east town line are the border of Schuyler County, New York, and the remainder of the east town line, marked by Seneca Lake, is the border of Seneca County, New York. Starkey is in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

New York State Route 14 and New York State Route 14A are major north-south highways.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,465 people, 1,243 households, and 856 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.5 people per square mile (40.7/km²). There were 1,624 housing units at an average density of 49.5/sq mi (19.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.03% White, 1.15% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 1,243 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% 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 3.12.

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