Rose, New York

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Rose, New York
Rose Town Hall
Rose Town Hall
Rose, New York is located in New York
Rose, New York
Rose, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°9′47″N 76°53′13″W / 43.16306°N 76.88694°W / 43.16306; -76.88694
Country United States
State New York
County Wayne
Established 1826
 • Town Supervisor Kenan Baldridge
 • Total 33.9 sq mi (87.8 km2)
 • Land 33.9 sq mi (87.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 400 ft (122 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,369
 • Density 69.9/sq mi (27.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14516 (North Rose)
14542 (Rose)
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-63605
GNIS feature ID 0979433

Rose is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 2,369 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Robert S. Rose, an early landowner of the town.

The Town of Rose is an interior town of the county, located near the county center; it is west of Syracuse, New York.

Two post offices are located in Town of Rose although the area is covered by four postal districts. Most address within the northern section have a primary ZIP Code of 14516 for North Rose.[1] Only the immediate hamlet of Rose has a ZIP Code of 14542 for Rose.[2] Much of the southern section either has a ZIP Code of 14433 for Clyde or a ZIP Code of 14489 for Lyons.

Government offices for the town are located in North Rose.[3]


The town was first settled around 1805.

The Town of Rose was created in 1826 from the Town of Wolcott. About 1840 a mass delusion took over the local inhabitants, and they came to believe that a treasure of gold and jewels was buried within the town. In spite of many secret, nocturnal excavations, nothing was ever found.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.9 square miles (88 km2), of which, 33.9 square miles (88 km2) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

New York State Route 414 is a north-south highway through the town.

Sodus Creek flows northward through the town to Sodus Bay.


As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 2,369 people, 904 households, and 646 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.9 people per square mile (27.0/km²). There were 982 housing units at an average density of 29.0 per square mile (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 904 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% 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 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 20, 6.0% from 20 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.4 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,984, and the median income for a family was $58,060. Males had a median income of $51,488 versus $28,261 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,601. About 5.4% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


There were 982 housing units at an average density of 29.0 per square mile (11.2/km²). 7.9% of housing units were vacant.

There were 904 occupied housing units in the town. 753 were owner-occupied units (83.3%), while 151 were renter-occupied (16.7%). The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7% of total units. The rental unit vacancy rate was 5.6%.[5]

Communities and locations in Rose[edit]

Rose Baptist Church in the hamlet of Rose
  • Glenmark (formerly "Glenmark Falls") — A hamlet near the north town line and northwest of North Rose.
  • Lockwood Corners — A location in the eastern part of the town, south of Stewart Corners on County Road 253.
  • Maunders Corners — A location south of Rose village on NY-414.
  • Rose (formerly "Valentine," "Albion," and "Rose Valley") — The hamlet of Rose on NY-414. It was first settled around 1811.
  • Rose Center — A former location in the town.
  • Stewart Corners — A location near the east town line on County Road 259.
  • North Rose (formerly "Lambs Corners") — A hamlet north of Rose village on NY-414. It prospered to the detriment of Rose village because North Rose had a railroad station.
  • Wayne Center — A hamlet near the west town line on County Road 251. The name is derived from its location near the center of the county.


  1. ^ United States Postal Service (North Rose, New York Post Office), Retrieved Jan. 16, 2015.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (Rose, New York Post Office), Retrieved Jan. 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Wayne County, New York (Department Address Book), Retrieved Jan. 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Office of the County Historian - Rose, New York". Wayne County New York. Wayne County Government. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 

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Coordinates: 43°09′13″N 76°52′43″W / 43.15361°N 76.87861°W / 43.15361; -76.87861