Clyde, New York

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Clyde, New York
The Clyde Post Office
The Clyde Post Office
Clyde, New York is located in New York
Clyde, New York
Clyde, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°5′3″N 76°52′13″W / 43.08417°N 76.87028°W / 43.08417; -76.87028Coordinates: 43°5′3″N 76°52′13″W / 43.08417°N 76.87028°W / 43.08417; -76.87028
Country United States
State New York
County Wayne
Settled 1811 (1811)
Incorporated May 2, 1835 (1835-05-02)
Named for River Clyde
 • Mayor Jerry Fremouw
 • Trustee/Deputy Mayor Roland Kanaley
 • Trustees

Frances Burt; Mike Nicoletta;

Brad Shimp;
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 400 ft (122 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,269
 • Density 1,025.7/sq mi (396.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14433
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-16573
GNIS feature ID 0946941

Clyde is a village in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 2,269 at the 2000 census. It was named after the River Clyde, in Scotland.[1]

The Village of Clyde is in the Town of Galen and is northeast of Geneva, New York. Clyde is approximately equidistant between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse.


Smith-Ely Mansion

Prior to the French and Indian War, a French trading post and block house was located on the site of the future village. During the American Revolution it was known for its smuggling and was called the "Blockhouse."

The Smith-Ely Mansion and U.S. Post Office are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Civil War[edit]

During the American Civil War, men from Clyde served in B Company of the 111th New York Volunteer Infantry, their last company commander of the war being Philip I. Lape. The regiment commander was Colonel Clinton D. MacDougall.

The 111th New York was present at, among others, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of the Wilderness, the Battle of Cold Harbor and the Appomattox Campaign. During the Battle of Gettysburg, the 111th took the second highest casualties as a regiment of the entire battle.

Throughout the war, the regiment took a total of 1803 casualties, of which 158 were KIA, 557 were WIA (490 of whom recovered to some extent), and 1088 MIA.



Clyde is located at 43°5′3″N 76°52′13″W / 43.08417°N 76.87028°W / 43.08417; -76.87028 (43.084232, -76.870297).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.21%) is water.

Clyde is an Erie Canal village. The Clyde River was incorporated into the canal structure. The route of the canal through village was changed during canal renovations.

The village is at the intersection of New York State Route 31 and New York State Route 414.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,269 people, 859 households, and 601 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,025.7 people per square mile (396.4/km²). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 437.1 per square mile (168.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.32% White, 5.69% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 1.06% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 859 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,053, and the median income for a family was $41,518. Males had a median income of $33,553 versus $25,347 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,211. About 7.5% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.


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