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Pompey is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population of the town was 6,159 at the 2000 census. A clerk interested in the Classics names the town after the Roman general and political leader Pompey. The town of Pompey is in the southeast part of the county, south of Syracuse. According to 2005 U.S. Census estimate the population of the town was 6,566.

Pompey was within the land of the Iroquois and later part of the former Central New York Military Tract, used to compensate soldier of the American Revolution. Outsiders first settled the town around 1789. The town of Pompey was formed in 1789, but not completely organized until 1794, when Onondaga County was established. The original town was divided and sub-divided into many other towns in the region, including all of the towns of Fabius, Tully, Preble, and Scott, along with parts of the towns of Spafford, Otisco, LaFayette, Onondaga, Truxton and Cuyler.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 172.2 square kilometers. About 172.0 square kilometers of its land is occupied by land and 0.2 square kilometers is occupied by water. The east town line is the county line of Madison County. US Route 20 is an east-west highway through the town.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.6 percent under the age of 18, 4.4 percent from 18 to 24, 27.8 percent from 25 to 44, 28.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 10.1 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males. The locations in Pompey include Atwell Corners, Berwyn, Buellville, Clough Corners, Delphi Falls, Hills Corners, Jamesville Reservoir, Jamesville Beach County Park, Jerome Corner, Oran and many more. Pompey can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place in New York.

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