Campbell is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 3,691 at the 2000 census. The name is from Robert Campbell, an early landowner.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.8 square miles (106 km), of which, 40.8 square miles (106 km) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) of it (0.07%) is water.
Interstate 86 (including New York State Route 17), New York State Route 415 and the Conhocton River pass through the town.
Former New York State Route 333, now County Road 333, enters the town from the west.
Campbell is on the Gang Mills (Painted Post) Line of the B&H Rail Corporation. This portion of track was built opened in 1882 as the New York (Hoboken) to Buffalo line of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. In 1963 the route to Buffalo was severed between Wayland and Groveland, N.Y., by order of the U. S. Interstate Commerce Commission in order to promote highway transportation.
Campbell was also served (c. 1853-1963) by the Corning-Rochester line of the Erie Railroad. This line was removed in 1963 by the U. S. Interstate Commerce Commission, also in order to promote highway transportation.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,691 people, 1,418 households, and 1,036 families residing in the town. The population density was 90.6 people per square mile (35.0/km²). There were 1,515 housing units at an average density of 37.2 per square mile (14.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.54% White, 0.43% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.
There were 1,418 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,375, and the median income for a family was $46,220. Males had a median income of $30,820 versus $24,427 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,819. About 6.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.