Cortlandville, New York

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Cortlandville is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 7,919 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Cortlandville surrounds the City of Cortland and is at the western border of the county.

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History

The town is in the former Central New York Military Tract.

The area was first settled in 1792 at Lorings Corners. In 1829, the town was taken from the south part of the Town of Homer. The town was increased by additional land from the Town of Virgil in 1845.

In 1853, the Village of Cortland (the present City of Cortland) set itself apart by incorporating as a village, and was re-incorporated in 1864.

New York authorized a normal school (now State University of New York at Cortland) to be erected in the region in 1866.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.9 square miles (129.2 km²), of which, 49.8 square miles (129.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.

The Tioughnioga River flows southward through the town. The west town line is the border of Tompkins County.

Interstate 81, US Route 11, and New York State Route 281 are north-south highways. New York State Route 41 and New York State Route 222 are east-west highways, but NY-41 turns northward from Cortland. New York State Route 13 is a northeast-southwest highway

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,919 people, 3,166 households, and 2,168 families residing in the town. The population density was 159.0 people per square mile (61.4/km²). There were 3,431 housing units at an average density of 68.9/sq mi (26.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.93% White, 0.40% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

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