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Locke, New York

The clickable images and aerial photographs below present facts about Locke, New York. Locke is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,951 at the 2010 census. The town was named after John Locke, an English philosopher and is the birthplace of Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States.

The Town of Locke is on the south border of Cayuga County and is southeast of Auburn, New York.

History

Locke was in the Central New York Military Tract, used to pay soldiers of the American Revolution. The first settlers arrived in 1790. They found evidence of the earlier occupants, Native Americans, in the form of ruined villages and burial grounds.

The Town of Locke was formed in 1802 from the Town of Genoa, then known as the "Town of Milton." Part of Locke was used in 1817 to form the Town of Groton (now in Tompkins County, New York). Another division of Locke in 1831 formed the Town of Summerhill.

A devastating fire in 1912 destroyed about thirty buildings in Locke village.

A second devastating fire occurred on April 10, 1975 destroying eleven buildings causing approximately $650,000 in damage. The fire was a result of a gasoline tanker losing its brakes while descending State Route 90 and crashing into the bank at the intersection of State Route 90 and State Route 38.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.08%) is water.

North-south New York State Route 38 intersects east-west New York State Route 90 in Locke village.

The Owasco Inlet is a stream flowing northward through the town into Owasco Lake. Hemlock Creek joins the Owasco Inlet at Locke village. The town is in the Finger Lakes District of New York.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 1,900 people, 704 households, and 539 families residing in the town. The population density is 77.9 people per square mile (30.1/km²). There are 760 housing units at an average density of 31.1 per square mile (12.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.26% White, 0.26% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% Asian, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 704 households out of which 39.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% are married couples living together, 10.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% are non-families. 17.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.00.

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