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Tyre, New York

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Tyre is a town located in Seneca County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 899. The town is named after the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre.

The Town of Tyre is located in the northeastern part of the county.

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History

The town was created from part of the Town of Junius in 1829.

Geography

The north town line is the border of Wayne County, New York.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 85.8 km² (33.1 mi²). 78.1 km² (30.1 mi²) of it is land and 7.7 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 8.97% water.

A large part of the town is in the Montezuma Swamp. The Erie Canal and the New York State Thruway cross the town.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 899 people, 334 households, and 259 families residing in the town. The population density is 11.5/km² (29.8/mi²). There are 357 housing units at an average density of 4.6/km² (11.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.33% White, 0.44% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 334 households out of which 32.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% are married couples living together, 8.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% are non-families. 15.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the town the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $44,063, and the median income for a family is $51,000. Males have a median income of $31,196 versus $24,205 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,836. 10.2% of the population and 5.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.0% of those under the age of 18 and 16.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Tyre

  • Mays Point --
  • Munsons Corner --
  • Tyre -- The hamlet of Tyre.
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