Triangle, New York

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Triangle is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 3,032 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Triangle is in the northeast part of the county and is north of Binghamton.

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History

The town was first settled around 1791. The Town of Triangle was formed from the Town of Lisle in 1831. The area had previously been called the "Chenango Triangle."

In 1871, the community of Whitney Point separated from the town and incorporated as a village.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.8 square miles (103.0 km²), of which, 38.1 square miles (98.7 km²) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it (4.25%) is water.

The Tioughnioga River flows through the southwest part of the town.

The east town line is the border of Chenango County and the north town line is the border of Cortland County.

New York State Route 206 is an east-west highway in the town. New York State Route 26 is a north-south highway on the east side of Whitney Point Reservoir. Interstate 81 and US Route 11, along with New York State Route 79, pass through the southwest corner of the town at Whitney Point.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,032 people, 1,131 households, and 809 families residing in the town. The population density was 79.6 people per square mile (30.7/km²). There were 1,245 housing units at an average density of 32.7/sq mi (12.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.76% White, 0.20% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

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