Sullivan, New York

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Coordinates: 43°03′16″N 075°50′49″W / 43.05444°N 75.84694°W / 43.05444; -75.84694

Sullivan is a town in Madison County, New York, United States. The population was 14,991 at the 2000 census. The town is named after General John Sullivan.

The Town of Sullivan is located in the northwest corner of the county.



Settlement began around 1790. The town was established in 1803 from the Town of Cazenovia. In 1809 the town was partitioned to form the Town of Lenox.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 73.6 square miles (190.5 km²), of which, 73.4 square miles (190.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.

The northern border of the town is Oneida Lake, and the west border is the Chittenango Creek.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes across the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,991 people, 5,688 households, and 4,169 families residing in the town. The population density was 204.3 people per square mile (78.9/km²). There were 6,209 housing units at an average density of 84.6/sq mi (32.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.25% White, 0.33% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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