Bainbridge is a town in Chenango County, New York, United States. The population was 3,308 at the 2010 census. The town is at the east border of Chenango County, halfway between Binghamton and Oneonta.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Bainbridge has a total area of 34.7 square miles (90.0 km), of which 34.3 square miles (88.9 km) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km), or 1.24%, is water. The Susquehanna River flows through the center of the town, entering from the east side and leaving across the south.
The east town line is the border of Delaware County.
Interstate 88 passes through the town, following the Susquehanna River. New York State Route 206 intersects I-88 and New York State Route 7 at Bainbridge village. A traffic circle was built in 2007 at the intersection of County Route 39 and State Route 206 on the eastern shore of the Susquehanna River, between I-88 and Bainbridge village. The new bridge over the Susquehanna was also finished in 2007, replacing the old green metal bridge.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,401 people, 1,368 households, and 928 families residing in the town. The population density was 99.1 people per square mile (38.3/km²). There were 1,521 housing units at an average density of 44.3 per square mile (17.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.35% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.24% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.
There were 1,368 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,219, and the median income for a family was $41,625. Males had a median income of $28,009 versus $25,533 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,832. About 8.6% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.