Sennett, New York

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Sennett is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 3,244 at the 2000 census. The town is named after a public official and early settler, Daniel Sennett.

The Town of Sennett is on the eastern county line of Cayuga County and borders Auburn, New York.



Sennett was part of the Central New York Military Tract, land reserved for war veterans.

Daniel Sennett became, in 1795, the first settler. The Town of Sennett was formed from the Town of Brutus and the Town of Aurelius in 1827. Part of Sennett was used to contribute territory to the Town of Throop in 1859. Also Sennett contributed some of its southwest territory to the City of Auburn.

The Sennett Federated Church and Parsonage, built in 1848, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.8 square miles (74.7 km²), of which, 28.8 square miles (74.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.07%) is water.

The east town line is the border of Onondaga County. Sennett is in the Finger Lakes District, being near the north end of Owasco Lake and Skaneateles Lake.

New York State Route 5 and New York State Route 34 are east-west & north-south highways, which converge in the City of Auburn.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,244 people, 1,085 households, and 864 families residing in the town. The population density was 112.6 people per square mile (43.5/km²). There were 1,117 housing units at an average density of 38.8/sq mi (15.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.02% White, 2.37% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

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