Tusten is a town in Sullivan County in the U.S. state of New York. The population was 1,515 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from Benjamin Tusten, a military leader killed at the Battle of Minisink.The Town of Tusten is located in southwestern part of the county.HistoryThe town was previously part of the Towns of Mamakating and Lumberland in 1853. Benjamin Homans was the first settler, setting himself up by Narrowsburg. The Ten Mile River Baptist Church and Tusten Stone Arch Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyThe west town line, delineated by the Delaware River, is the border of Pennsylvania.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.8sqmi, of which, 47.3sqmi of it is land and 1.5sqmi of it (3.18%) is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,415 people, 583 households, and 367 families residing in the town. The population density was 29.9 people per square mile (11.6/km²). There were 1,008 housing units at an average density of 21.3 per square mile (8.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.12% White, 6.93% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.60% of the population.