Ledyard is a town in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,886 at the 2010 census. The name of the town is from General Benjamin Ledyard, an early settler. Ledyard is on the western edge of the county and is southwest of Auburn.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.5 square miles (125.6 km), of which 36.1 square miles (93.5 km) is land and 12.5 square miles (32.3 km), or 25.67%, is water.
The town is on the east shore of Cayuga Lake, in the Finger Lakes region.
The west town line is the border of Seneca County.
New York State Route 34B and New York State Route 90 are north-south highways in Ledyard.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,832 people, 608 households, and 423 families residing in the town. The population density was 50.4 people per square mile (19.5/km²). There were 886 housing units at an average density of 24.4 per square mile (9.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.96% White, 0.71% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.15% of the population.
There were 608 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the town, the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 21.3% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 71.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $42,857, and the median income for a family was $51,842. Males had a median income of $31,719 versus $24,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,231. About 1.9% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.
Ledyard New York neighborhoods include: Algen Heights, Barret Park, Chriswood, Church Hill Rd, Flintlock, Highlands, Highview Terrace, Lantern Hill Rd, Laurel View, Ledyard