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Tompkins, New York
Town
Cannonsville Reservoir in Tompkins
Cannonsville Reservoir in Tompkins
Country United States
State New York
County Delaware
Area
 • Total 104.4 sq mi (270.5 km2)
 • Land 98.1 sq mi (254.2 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16.4 km2)
Elevation 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,247
 • Density 13/sq mi (4.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13754
FIPS code 36-74111
GNIS feature ID 0979549
Website townoftompkins.org

Tompkins is a town in Delaware County, New York, United States. The population was 1,247 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Daniel D. Tompkins, the fourth governor of New York and sixth vice president of the United States.

The town is in the western part of the county.

History

The town was formed in 1806 from part of the town of Franklin.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Tompkins has a total area of 104.4 square miles (270.5 km2), of which 98.1 square miles (254.2 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16.4 km2), or 6.05%, is water. The Cannonsville Reservoir on the West Branch Delaware River crosses the center of the town.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,206
1830 1,774 47.1%
1840 2,035 14.7%
1850 3,022 48.5%
1860 3,589 18.8%
1870 4,046 12.7%
1880 2,534 −37.4%
1890 2,626 3.6%
1900 2,482 −5.5%
1910 2,127 −14.3%
1920 1,737 −18.3%
1930 1,665 −4.1%
1940 1,642 −1.4%
1950 1,680 2.3%
1960 1,463 −12.9%
1970 905 −38.1%
1980 968 7.0%
1990 994 2.7%
2000 1,105 11.2%
2010 1,247 12.9%
Est. 2014 1,199 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,105 people, 445 households, and 315 families residing in the town. The population density was 11.2 people per square mile (4.3/km²). There were 768 housing units at an average density of 7.8 per square mile (3.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.55% White, 0.81% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 445 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,227, and the median income for a family was $38,583. Males had a median income of $27,833 versus $19,087 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,507. About 7.3% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Tompkins

  • Apex
  • Cannonsville Reservoir
  • Cleaver
  • Islamberg, a hamlet near Deposit founded by Syed Mubarik Ali Shah Gilani
  • Rock Rift
  • Trout Creek

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