Urbana, New York

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Urbana is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 2,546 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Urbana is in the northeast part of the county and northeast of Bath, New York.



The town was first settled around 1793. The town was formed from part of the Town of Bath in 1822. The first grape vines were planted around 1829, beginning the modern prominence of the wine industry.

The town and its village, Hammondsport, is one of the cradles of aviation, due to the inventions of Glenn Curtiss.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.2 square miles (114.3 km²), of which, 41.1 square miles (106.5 km²) of it is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²) of it (6.86%) is water.

The town is at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes.

New York State Route 54A rejoins New York State Route 54 near Hammondsport.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,546 people, 1,028 households, and 688 families residing in the town. The population density was 61.9 people per square mile (23.9/km²). There were 1,434 housing units at an average density of 34.9/sq mi (13.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.53% White, 0.75% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 1,028 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.83.

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