Newark, New York

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Newark, New York
Village
U.S. Post Office in downtown Newark
U.S. Post Office in downtown Newark
Newark, New York is located in New York
Newark, New York
Newark, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°02′48″N 77°05′43″W / 43.04667°N 77.09528°W / 43.04667; -77.09528Coordinates: 43°02′48″N 77°05′43″W / 43.04667°N 77.09528°W / 43.04667; -77.09528
Country United States
State New York
County Wayne
Town Arcadia
Incorporated July 21, 1853 (1853-07-21)
Government
 • Mayor Peter Blandino (R)
 • Trustee Jonathon Taylor
 • Trustee Kurt Werts (R)
 • Trustee John Zornow (R)
 • Trustee Helen Blandino (R)
Area
 • Total 5.41 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Land 5.41 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 457 ft (135 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,145
 • Density 1,691.6/sq mi (653.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code(s) 14513
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-49891
GNIS feature ID 0958486
Website www.villageofnewark.com

Newark is a village in Wayne County, New York, U.S., 35 miles (56 km) south east of Rochester. The population was 9,145 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Newark is in the south part of the Town of Arcadia and is in the south of Wayne County. It is the most populated community in Wayne County.

History[edit]

The current village also includes the former "Miller's Basin" and "Lockville" prior to its own incorporation in 1839. The Village of Newark was incorporated in 1853.

It was in Newark, New York that Jackson & Perkins Company, famous for its roses, was founded in 1872 by Albert Jackson and his son-in law Charles H. Perkins. The Perkins mansion, is now listed on the historic register. The Jackson-Perkins Residence is significant for its association with the growth and development of the Jackson and Perkins Company, one of the largest and best-known horticultural firms in the United States. The company was established in 1872 by Albert E. Jackson and his son-in-law, Charles H. Perkins, fruit growers and amateur gardeners, who had purchased the property in 1864. Initially, Perkins, a lawyer, banker and Vice-President of Chase Bros. Nursery (Rochester) began experimenting with cultivating grapes and other fruits on the property; however, his growing passion for roses led to a substantial increase in horticultural activity, and in 1884 the company hired E. Alvin Miller, a professional propagator and breeder. This marked a substantial enlargement in the size and professionalism of the company, which began to cultivate roses and other Ornamentals on a large scale. Although the growth of the company led to the acquisition of additional farms, the family's High Street estate remained the center of operations, with experiments in propagation taking place on site and the residence's library serving as the company's main office. In 1910, Charles Perkins's son, George C. Perkins, took over as president. Charles H. Perkins began living in Santa Ana, California during the winters where he began a large poultry business with his brother Wyllys. He also had an orange ranch run by his oldest son Albert J. Perkins. After George C resigned his cousin Charles "Charlie" Perkins became president until the 1960s. In the first decades of the twentieth century, Jackson and Perkins achieved worldwide fame, particularly for its roses. In 1908, the company received an award from the National Rose Society for Great Britain for the popular "Dorothy Perkins" climbing rose. During the 1920s and 30s the company's research directors were prolific in developing hundreds of new varieties and the company sold millions of plants. In addition to roses, Jackson and Perkins also became major distributors of Clematis, Lilacs, Boxwoods, Azaleas, and Rhododendrons. After specializing in the wholesale trade for more than half a century, Jackson and Perkins's popular exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair led to its entrance into the retail market as a mail order business. During WWII the largest rose grower in the world folded in Germany due to the war. This left the door open for J & P to become the "Rose Capital of America" and the world's rose garden. Today Jackson and Perkins is located in Hodges, South Carolina, a division of the Park Seed Co. and is a full service nursery that disseminates more than one million catalogues and ships more than three million roses and other plants to customers each year.

In 1949, the C.H. Stuart Co., early pioneers in direct selling,formed a small division named after C.H. Stuart's great granddaughter, Sarah Coventry Beale. Sarah Coventry Inc. marketed costume jewelry under home party plan until 1984 and was known the world over.

In 1900, 4,578 people lived in Newark, New York; in 1910, 6,227; and in 1940, 9,646. Newark has become the industrial and retail center of the county.

The Jackson-Perkins House and United States Post Office are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

Newark is located at 43°02′48″N 77°05′43″W / 43.04667°N 77.09528°W / 43.04667; -77.09528.[2]

Newark is located along the southern edge of Wayne County, bordering Ontario County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.4 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.19% is water.

The center of the village is at Main Street (New York State Route 88) and Union Street (New York State Route 31). Route 31 runs next to the southern bank of the Erie Canal

Central Park in Newark, NY.
"Doug Kent Rose Bowl Lanes" in Uptown Newark, NY.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 9,145 people, 4,098 households, and 2,433 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,691.6 people per square mile. There were 4,098 housing units at an average density of 762.5 per square mile (294.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.0% White, 5.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.9% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.4% of the population.

There were 3,857 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,542, and the median income for a family was $40,863. Males had a median income of $31,641 versus $23,588 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,176. About 12.5% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.

Newark is currently the only Village in Wayne County.

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