Tuscarora, New York

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Tuscarora is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 1,400 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the Tuscarora tribe.

The Town of Tuscarora is in the south part of the county, southwest of Corning, NY.

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History

The town was formed in 1859 from part of the Town of Addison.

There are two locations in New York State with the name Tuscarora. One is in Livingston County (a hamlet south of Mt. Morris) and the one on this page is in Steuben County. See Geography section for clarification of error on this page.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.8 square miles (97.8 km²), of which, 37.8 square miles (97.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.08%) is water.

The south town line is the border of Pennsylvania (Tioga County).

New York State Route 417 crosses the north part of the town, following Tuscarora Creek.

The Tuscarora Creek crosses the north part of the town. Elk Creek flows northward and joins Tuscarora Creek west of South Addison.

The coordinates given at the top of this page are for the Tuscarora in Livingston County. Tuscarora in Steuben County has these coordinates: DEC system is 42.0501, -77.2575 and DMS system 042-03-00N, 077-15-27W [1].

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,400 people, 500 households, and 382 families residing in the town. The population density was 37.1 people per square mile (14.3/km²). There were 565 housing units at an average density of 15.0/sq mi (5.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.64% White, 0.14% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 500 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.09.

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