Rodman is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The population was 1,176 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a public official, Daniel Rodman.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.3 square miles (109.5 km), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km), or 0.13%, are water.
The town is north of Syracuse and south of Watertown, on the western slopes of the Tug Hill Plateau. The eastern town line is the border of Lewis County.
New York State Route 177 is an east-west highway crossing the town.
The North and South Branches of Sandy Creek run through Rodman and eventually join near Litt’s Bridge at the western border of the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,147 people, 385 households, and 314 families residing in the town. The population density was 27.2 people per square mile (10.5/km²). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 10.8 per square mile (4.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.34% White, 0.17% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.
There were 385 households out of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the town, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,339, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $25,764 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,453. About 6.7% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.