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Ulysses, New York

Ulysses is a town located in Tompkins County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,775.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 95.4 km² (36.8 mi²). 85.4 km² (33.0 mi²) of it is land and 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 10.48% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 4,775 people, 1,986 households, and 1,314 families residing in the town. The population density is 55.9/km² (144.8/mi²). There are 2,198 housing units at an average density of 25.7/km² (66.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 96.50% White, 1.11% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,986 households out of which 32.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% are non-families. 27.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $45,066, and the median income for a family is $54,167. Males have a median income of $36,313 versus $26,810 for females. The per capita income for the town is $22,516. 7.0% of the population and 4.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.8% are under the age of 18 and 6.1% are 65 or older.

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