Chenango, New York

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Chenango is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 11,454 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Chenango is in the eastern part of the county, northeast of Binghamton.

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History

The town was first settled around 1787. The Town of Chenango was established in 1791 before the formation of Broome County. It is one of the original towns of the county, from which other towns were later formed.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.3 square miles (88.7 km²), of which, 33.9 square miles (87.9 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.99%) is water.

The Chenango River defines the eastern town line.

Interstate 81, US Route 11, and New York State Route 12 pass through the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,454 people, 4,519 households, and 3,271 families residing in the town. The population density was 337.7 people per square mile (130.4/km²). There were 4,734 housing units at an average density of 139.6/sq mi (53.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.44% White, 0.58% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 4,519 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

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