Sempronius, New York

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Sempronius is a town in Cayuga County, New York, USA. The population was 893 at the 2000 census. The town was named after a Roman military and political leader by a clerk interested in the classics.

The Town of Sempronius is in the southeast border of the county, southeast of Auburn, New York.



Sempronius was part of the Central New York Military Tract. The first settler arrived around 1793. Sempronius became a town in 1799, but its area was later reduced by the formation of newer towns: Marcellus (Onondaga County) in 1804, Moravia and Niles in 1833.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.7 square miles (76.9 km²), of which, 29.4 square miles (76.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (1.14%) is water.

The east town line borders south end of Skaneateles Lake and Onondaga County.

New York State Route 41A is a north-south highway in the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 893 people, 311 households, and 238 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.4 people per square mile (11.7/km²). There were 405 housing units at an average density of 13.8/sq mi (5.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.42% White, 0.56% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 311 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.21.

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