Tyrone is a town in Schuyler County, New York, United States. The population was 1,714 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.6 square miles (103 km), of which, 37.5 square miles (97 km) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km) of it (5.36%) is water.
The north town line (and part of the east town line) is the border of Yates County, the eastern border running along the old Preemption Line, and the west town line is border of Steuben County.
New York State Route 226 runs northeast to southwest through the town. New York State Route 230 crosses the northwest corner of Tyrone.
Lamoka Lake is mostly within the town at its west town line.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,714 people, 664 households, and 492 families residing in the town. The population density was 45.7 people per square mile (17.7/km²). There were 1,296 housing units at an average density of 34.6 per square mile (13.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.32% White, 1.23% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.
There were 664 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the town, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,597, and the median income for a family was $34,444. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $22,404 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,842. About 10.5% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.