Bradford is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 763 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Major Robert Bradford.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.9 square miles (64 km), of which, 24.8 square miles (64 km) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) of it (0.16%) is water.
The east town line is the border of Schuyler County (Town of Orange). A part of Lamoka Lake, called Mill Pond is within the east town line.
New York State Route 226 traverses the town from east-to-west.
As of the census of 2000, there were 763 people, 198 households, and 211 families residing in the town. The population density was 30.7 people per square mile (11.9/km²). There were 1 housing units at an average density of 13.6 per square mile (5.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.82% White, 0.13% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.
There were 288 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $39,107. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,848. About 12.1% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.