Tully is a town in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population of the town was 2,738 at the 2010 census. The name of the town is derived from the Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero. The town is on the county’s south border, south of Syracuse.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.1 km²), of which, 25.9 square miles (67.0 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (1.56%) is water.
The south town line is the border of Cortland County.
Interstate 81, U.S. Route 11, and New York State Route 11A are north-south highway through the town. New York State Route 80 is an east-west highway.
The celebrated Tully Lakes, forming an unbroken chain of natural water gems, consist of Tully (Big), Green, Crooked, Jerry’s and Mirror Lakes, of which the first named is the largest and most prominent.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,709 people, 1,030 households, and 744 families residing in the town. The population density was 104.7 people per square mile (40.4/km²). There were 1,139 housing units at an average density of 44.0 per square mile (17.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.23% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.
There were 1,030 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% 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 3.04.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $53,250, and the median income for a family was $63,266. Males had a median income of $46,667 versus $27,721 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,223. About 3.9% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.