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Cuyler, New York
The hamlet of Cuyler.
The hamlet of Cuyler.
Location within Cortland County and New York
Location within Cortland County and New York
Cuyler, New York is located in the United States
Cuyler, New York
Cuyler, New York
Location in the United States
Cuyler, New York is located in New York
Cuyler, New York
Cuyler, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Cortland
 • Type Town Council
 • Total 43.51 sq mi (112.69 km2)
 • Land 43.48 sq mi (112.61 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
1,670 ft (509 m)
 • Total 908
 • Density 20.869/sq mi (8.058/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 607
FIPS code 36-023-19499
GNIS feature ID 0978881

Cuyler is a town in Cortland County, New York, United States. The population was 908 at the 2020 census.

The town is in the northeastern corner of Cortland County and is northeast of the city of Cortland.


Cuyler was in the former Central New York Military Tract. The area was first settled around 1794. The town was formed from part of the town of Truxton in 1858. In 1865, the population of the town was 1,447.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.5 square miles (112.7 km2), of which 0.031 square miles (0.08 km2), or 0.07%, is water.

The north town line is the border of Onondaga County, and the east town line is the border of Madison and Chenango counties.

The East Branch of the Tioughnioga River flows southwest through the town. The entire town is within the watershed of the Susquehanna River.

New York State Route 13 is a northeast-southwest highway in Cuyler.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,658
1870 1,357 −18.2%
1880 1,382 1.8%
1890 1,096 −20.7%
1900 991 −9.6%
1910 881 −11.1%
1920 813 −7.7%
1930 748 −8.0%
1940 708 −5.3%
1950 704 −0.6%
1960 753 7.0%
1970 836 11.0%
1980 846 1.2%
1990 850 0.5%
2000 1,036 21.9%
2010 980 −5.4%
2020 908 −7.3%

As of the census of 2020, there were 908 people, 306 households in the town. The population density was 23.8 people per square mile (9.2/km2). There were 406 housing units at an average density of 9.3 per square mile (3.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92% White, 0.4% Native American, 2.0% from other races, and 5.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population. There are zero Asians or African Americans living in Cuyler as of the 2020 census.

There were 306 households, of which 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 24.2% had a male householder with no spouse present. The average household size was 2.97.

In the town, the population is spread out, with 7.2% under the age of 5, 15.7% from 5 to 17, 58.9% from 18 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median income for a household in the town was $70,323. 15.9% of the population is below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18.

Communities and locations in Cuyler

  • Cowles Settlement – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town by the town line.
  • Cuyler – The hamlet of Cuyler on Route 13.
  • Cuyler Hill – A hamlet southeast of Cuyler village.
  • Keeney – A hamlet near the north town line, north of Tripoli. The community was once known as "Keeney Settlement."
  • New Boston – A hamlet in the south part of the town.
  • Tripoli – A hamlet northwest of Cuyler village.

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