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Triangle, New York

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Triangle is a town located in Broome County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,032.

The Town of Triangle was formed from the Town of Lisle in 1831. The town is in the northeast part of the county.

Geography

The Tioughnioga River flows through the southwest part of the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 103.0 km² (39.8 mi²). 98.7 km² (38.1 mi²) of it is land and 4.4 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.25% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,032 people, 1,131 households, and 809 families residing in the town. The population density is 30.7/km² (79.6/mi²). There are 1,245 housing units at an average density of 12.6/km² (32.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.76% White, 0.20% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,131 households out of which 39.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% are non-families. 21.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the town the population is spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $35,982, and the median income for a family is $41,220. Males have a median income of $29,184 versus $24,792 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,734. 11.4% of the population and 10.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.3% of those under the age of 18 and 5.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Triangle

  • Barnes Corners -- A location in the northeast part of the town.
  • Clough Corners -- A hamlet near the north town line on Route 144.
  • Hazzard Corners -- A location east of Clough Corners.
  • Penelope -- A location on the north town line.
  • Triangle -- The hamlet of Triangle is in the south part of the town on Route
  • Upper Lisle -- A hamlet at the north end of the Whitney Point Reservoir.
  • Whitney Point -- The Village of Whitney Point in the southwest part of the town.
  • Whitney Point Reservoir -- An artificial lake on the west side of the town.
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