Torrey is a town in Yates County, New York, USA. The population was 1,282 at the 2010 census. The name is that of early county political leader Henry Torrey.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.7 square miles (87 km), of which, 22.7 square miles (59 km) of it is land and 11.0 square miles (28 km) of it (32.63%) is water.
Torrey is in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. The east town line, delineated by Seneca Lake is the border of Seneca County.
The Keuka Lake Outlet, which flows from Keuka Lake to Seneca Lake, is near the middle of the township.
New York State Route 14 is a north-south highway near Seneca Lake. NY-14 intersects New York State Route 54 at Dresden.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,307 people, 477 households, and 361 families residing in the town. The population density was 57.5 people per square mile (22.2/km²). There were 696 housing units at an average density of 30.6 per square mile (11.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.93% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 1.22% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.68% of the population.
There were 477 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,453, and the median income for a family was $40,350. Males had a median income of $31,625 versus $24,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,955. About 7.6% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.