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Hector (T)

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Hector is a town in Schuyler County, New York in the United States. The area was originally under the dominion of the Iroquois. The area was first settled around 1790, but the first permanent settler arrived in 1791. The town of Hector was formed in Cayuga County in 1802 from part of the town of Ovid. Hector became part of Tompkins County when it was created in 1817. The population was 4,854 at the 2000 census and 5,002 at the 2005 census estimate. The town was named after Hector Ely, who at the time was the firstborn son of the town founders.

The town is located in the northeastern corner of the county and is west of Ithaca, New York. According to the United States census bureau, the town has a total area of 291.3 square kilometers of which 265.4 square kilometers is land and 25.9 square kilometers is water. In the town the population was spread out with 27.1 percent under the age of 18, 5.9 percent from 18 to 24, 28.6 percent from 25 to 44, 27.4 percent from 45 to 64 and 11.0 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The east town line is the border of Tompkins County. The north town line is the border of Seneca County and the west town line, marked by Seneca Lake is the border of Yates County. Hector is a town in the Finger Lakes District. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of New York, the town is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Recently it has undergone some improvements as well and is a centre of industry, tourism, administration and culture.

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