Conklin is a town in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 5,441 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.9 square miles (64.5 km), of which 24.4 square miles (63.2 km) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km), or 2.02%, is water.
The south town line is the border of Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania. The eastern town line is marked by the Susquehanna River. Snake Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna, was the site of early town settlement.
New York State Route 7 splits off New York State Route 7A in the southeast corner of the town by Corbettsville.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,940 people, 2,249 households, and 1,671 families residing in the town. The population density was 242.3 people per square mile (93.6/km²). There were 2,435 housing units at an average density of 99.3 per square mile (38.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.71% White, 0.84% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.
There were 2,249 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% 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 3.06.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,445, and the median income for a family was $43,309. Males had a median income of $35,456 versus $23,856 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,720. About 9.7% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.