Hilton, New York
|Motto: The Little Village with the Big Heart|
|Elevation||285 ft (86.9 m)|
|Area||1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)|
|- land||1.7 sq mi (4 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Mayor||Joe Lee (2010)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
The Village of Hilton is within the Town of Parma.
In 1805, Jonathon Underwood came from Vermont and was the first to settle in the area now known as Hilton. Originally known as Unionville, the village was incorporated in 1885 as North Parma. In 1896, the name was changed to Hilton to honor Reverend Charles Augustus Hilton, a former pastor of the village's Freewill Baptist Church. Over 60% of the central business district was destroyed by fire in March 1965 and later rebuilt.
- The entire community celebrates its apple growing heritage each fall with a two-day Apple Festival. Attractions include crafts, clowns, a large car show, and many different types of food.
- At the end of July, Hilton holds its annual fireman's carnival with rides, food and excitement for all ages.
- In the fall, Hilton is home to a corn maze which is one of the largest in the country at 20 acres. The maze has been run by Zarpentine Farms since 2001 and has thousands of guests from mid-September to the end of October.
- Hilton hosts an annual Make-A-Difference-Day that incorporates students and community members in working throughout the community, including building raised gardens for its older population, running a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross, and collecting electronics for proper recycling.
Hilton is located at (43.289873, -77.792444).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,856 people, 2,041 households, and 1,512 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,494.2 people per square mile (1,345.8/km²). There were 2,128 housing units at an average density of 1,269.7 per square mile (489.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.70% White, 1.66% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.
There were 2,041 households out of which 44.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the village the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $51,336, and the median income for a family was $57,440. Males had a median income of $44,779 versus $27,192 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,057. About 2.1% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.
Olympic Speed Skater Cathy Turner is from Hilton. Hockey player on the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Silver Medal Olympian Ryan Callahan received a diploma from Hilton High School; he was a native of Greece, NY; attended public school in Hilton through ninth grade, when he left to play minor league hockey in Canada.
- Husted, Shirley Cox (1959). "15". Pioneer Days of Hilton, Parma, and Ogden. p. 51. OCLC 6414110. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
Settlement first began around what is now Hilton in 1805, when Jonathan Underwood, a hale and husky Vermonter, staked a claim on the east crest of South Hill.
- Husted, Shirley Cox (1959). "15". Pioneer Days of Hilton, Parma, and Ogden. p. 52. OCLC 6414110. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
Town records first mention Hilton in the year 1809, when it was known as "Unionville." (The village has had as many names as a chameleon has colors.
- Husted, Shirley Cox (1959). "16". Pioneer Days of Hilton, Parma, and Ogden. p. 56. OCLC 6414110. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
At a special meeting June 29, 185, at 9 a.m., the Incorporated Village of North Parma was created, and on July 28, 1885, at the home of Mr. Elam A. Cross (now the Wm. Newcomb residence) the first village Board Meeting was held.
- Husted, Shirley Cox (1959). "15". Pioneer Days of Hilton, Parma, and Ogden. p. 53. OCLC 6414110. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
To eliminate this confusion, in 1896 the citizens decided, after a long discussion to call the village "Hilton." "Hilton" was chosen, Mr. Newcomb says, not especially to honor the former Baptist minister, the Rev. C.A. Hilton, but mainly because "it was a nice sounding name."
- Hilton fire of 1965
- Apple Festival
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Village of Hilton, NY
- Rev Charles Hilton Biography
- Hilton History
- RW&O Railroad Station, Hilton, NY
- Zarpentine Farms MAIZE
- Rotary Club of Hilton, NY
- Hilton-Parma-Hamlin Chamber of Commerce
- Hilton Central School District