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Cicero, New York
The Town of Cicero was formed in 1897 from the Town of Lysander.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 125.6 km² (48.5 mi²). 125.5 km² (48.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.10% water. It is a Northern suburb of Syracuse, New York, and is located in the Northeast part of Onondaga County. At the Northern border of Cicero is Oneida Lake, one of the largest bodies of water located within New York State. Also within Cicero is a fairly large swamp named Cicero Swamp. Cicero consists of mainly wetland, forests and a large and growing number of housing developments. Cicero also contains part of the village of North Syracuse along with part of the hamlets Brewerton, New York, and Bridgeport. U.S. Route 11, Interstate Route 81, Interstate Route 481, and N.Y. State Route 31 pass through Cicero.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 27,982 people, 10,538 households, and 7,692 families residing in the town. The population density is 222.9/km² (577.4/mi²). There are 11,033 housing units at an average density of 87.9/km² (227.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.31% White, 1.19% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,538 households out of which 38.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% are married couples living together, 10.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% are non-families. 21.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.10.
In the town the population is spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $50,055, and the median income for a family is $57,531. Males have a median income of $41,038 versus $26,983 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,527. 5.1% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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