Conquest, New York

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Conquest is a town in Cayuga County, New York, USA. The population was 1,925 at the 2000 census. The name was chosen to mark the victory of those who wished to form the town.

The Town of Conquest is at the western county line of Cayuga County and is west of Syracuse, New York.



Conquest was part of the Central New York Military Tract. The town was first settled around 1800. The Town of Conquest was formed in 1821 from the Town of Cato after a contentious dispute about whether to form the new town. The Town of Victory was formed at the same time and given a name to celebrate the outcome.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²), of which, 35.2 square miles (91.1 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it (3.08%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Wayne County, and the Seneca River and the Erie Canal define the south town line.

New York State Route 38 is a north-south highway in Conquest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,925 people, 665 households, and 514 families residing in the town. The population density was 54.7 people per square mile (21.1/km²). There were 847 housing units at an average density of 24.1/sq mi (9.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.34% White, 0.26% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 665 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.19.

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