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Fenton (T)

Fenton is a town in Broome County, New York, USA. The population of the town was 6,909 as of the 2000 census. The town was named after Reuben Fenton, a governor of New York. The town of Fenton is in the northeastern part of the county and is northeast of Binghamton. The town was first settled around 1788. The town of Fenton, then called Port Crane, was formed from the town of Chenango in 1855. The name was changed to Fenton in 1867. The former Chenango Canal passed along the west side of the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 86.4 square kilometers, out of which 85.2 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 1.3 square kilometers is occupied by water. The north town line is the border of Chenango County, and the Chenango River marks the west town line. To the east is the town of Colesville, and to the west are the towns of Chenango and Barker. The towns of Kirkwood and Dickinson are on the south side.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,909 people, 2,763 households, and 1,947 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.1 per square kilometers. There were 2,941 housing units at an average density of 34.5 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the town was 97.52 percent white, 0.87 percent African American, 0.30 percent Native American, 0.25 percent Asian, 0.19 percent from other races, and 0.87 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80 percent of the population.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.1 percent under the age of 18, 5.9 percent from 18 to 24, 26.5 percent from 25 to 44, 26.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 16.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.
Their sense of community and intergenerational family friendly town is refreshing and unique. Fenton can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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