The Town of Veteran is on the county's north border and is north of Elmira.
The first settler was Green Bently, a veteran of both the American Revolution and the French and Indian War, who arrived around 1798. The Town of Veteran was formed in 1823 from the Town of Catharine, which became part of Schuyler County, New York.
The former Chemung Canal passed through the town.
There were 1,261 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $44,521, and the median income for a family was $50,972. Males had a median income of $31,490 versus $26,027 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,522. About 6.8% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.9% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.
Veterans Hall of Fame to honor 20 The Class of 2006, which includes eight Miami Valley veterans, will be inducted Nov. 2.
Aug 24, 2006; COLUMBUS -- Gov. Bob Taft will induct 20 new members -- including eight from the Miami Valley -- into the Ohio veterans...
Veterans Hall of Fame to honor 20 The Class of 2006, which includes eight from the Miami Valley, will be inducted Nov. 2.
Sep 07, 2006; COLUMBUS -- Gov. Bob Taft will induct 20 new members -- including eight from the Miami Valley -- into the Ohio veterans...