Lima (village), New York
|Lima, New York|
|• Total||1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)|
|• Land||1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||827 ft (252 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0955333|
The village was founded in 1788 by Paul Davison and Jonathan Gould, veterans of the Sullivan Campaign, who had seen the area during the American Revolution. The Village of Lima was organized in 1797 as the "Village of Charleston," but in 1808 the name was changed to "Lima" (after Old Lyme, Connecticut). (For that reason, the name of the village is currently pronounced like the name of the bean, not like the name of the city in Peru).
The Genesee Wesleyan Seminary (1830) / Genesee College (1849) was one of the first co-educational schools in the country when it first opened in 1822. Eventually, determined by a Methodist-Episcopal convention in 1870, the college was shut in favor of the newly developed Syracuse University (1871), over the protests of the residents of Lima. The campus is now home to Elim Bible Institute.
- Belva Ann Lockwood, first female attorney to practice before the Supreme Court.
- Kenneth Keating, U.S. Representative, Senator, and U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
- James Edward Quigley, former Archbishop of Chicago
National Register of Historic Places
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Alverson-Copeland House||August 31, 1989||1612 Rochester St.
|2||Barnard Cobblestone House||August 31, 1989||7192 W. Main St.
|3||Bristol House||August 31, 1989||1950 Lake Ave.
|4||Cargill House||August 31, 1989||1839 Rochester St.
|5||Clark Farm Complex||August 31, 1989||7646 E. Main Rd.
|6||Dayton House||August 31, 1989||7180 W. Main St.
|7||William DePuy House||August 31, 1989||1825 Genesee St.
|8||Draper House||August 31, 1989||1764 Rochester St.
|9||Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and Genesee College Hall||July 19, 1976||College St.
|10||Harden House||August 31, 1989||7343 E. Main St.
|11||William Harmon House||August 31, 1989||1847 Genesee St.
|12||Hillcrest||May 6, 1980||7242 W. Main St.
|13||Morgan Cobblestone Farmhouse||August 31, 1989||6870 W. Main Rd.
|14||J. Franklin Peck House||August 31, 1989||7347 E. Main St.
|15||St. Rose Roman Catholic Church Complex||August 25, 1988||Lake Ave.
|16||School No. 6||August 31, 1989||6679 Jenks Rd.
|17||Spencer House||August 31, 1989||7372 E. Main St.
|18||Stanley House||August 31, 1989||7364 E. Main St.
|19||William L. Vary House||August 31, 1989||7378 E. Main St.
|20||Asahel Warner House||August 31, 1989||7136 W. Main St.
|21||Matthew Warner House||August 31, 1989||7449 E. Main St.
Lima is located at (42.906511, -77.612808).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²).None of the area is covered with water.
Lima is at the intersection of conjoined New York State Route 5/US Route 20 (in part, Avon Lima Road and East Main Street) and New York State Route 15A (in part Rochester Road and Plank Road). The village is four miles east of Interstate 390.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,459 people, 770 households,and 532 families. The population density was 1,783.4 people per square mile (688.0/km²). There were 800 housing units at an average density of 580.2 per square mile (223.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.65% White, 1.46% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.
There were 770 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% 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 3.15.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 19.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,646, and the median income for a family was $52,102. Males had a median income of $29,966 versus $25,429 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,622. 5.3% of the population and 3.4% of families were below the poverty line. 3.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older are all living below the poverty line.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
- "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.
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