Brutus, New York

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Brutus is a town located in Cayuga County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,777.

The Town of Brutus is located in the east part of the county. It is west of Syracuse, New York.

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History

The Town of Brutus was incorporated in 1802 from the Town of Aurelius. See also Central New York Military Tract.

Geography

The east town line is the border of Onondaga County, New York, and the north town line is defined by the Erie Canal. The New York State Thruway passes across the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 58.3 km² (22.5 mi²). 57.3 km² (22.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.60% water.

Demographics

The town claims to be the most populous in the county.

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,777 people, 1,793 households, and 1,296 families residing in the town. The population density is 83.3/km² (215.8/mi²). There are 1,956 housing units at an average density of 34.1/km² (88.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.74% White, 0.36% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,793 households out of which 38.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% are married couples living together, 13.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% are non-families. 22.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the town the population is spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $38,601, and the median income for a family is $43,203. Males have a median income of $31,769 versus $23,934 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,124. 9.1% of the population and 6.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in Brutus

  • Centerport -- a hamlet on the west town line on Route 31.
  • North Weedsport -- A hamlet north of Weedsport and the Thruway on Route 34.
  • Weedsport -- The Village of Weedsport is in the northern part of the town on Routes 31 and 34.

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