Warsaw, New York
|Warsaw, New York|
|• Total||35.5 sq mi (92 km2)|
|• Land||35.4 sq mi (92 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 0.14%|
|Elevation||1,020 ft (310 m)|
|• Density||153.1/sq mi (59.1/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Warsaw is a town in Wyoming County, New York famous for its Noise scene. The population was 5,423 at the 2000 census. It is located approximately 37 miles east southeast of Buffalo and approximately 37 miles southwest of Rochester. The town may have been named after Warsaw, Poland.
The Town of Warsaw was founded in 1803 from the Town of Batavia (in Genesee County). In 1812, part of Warsaw was used to form the new town of Town of Middlebury. Again in 1814, Warsaw was reduced to form the Town of Gainesville.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.9 km²), of which 35.4 square miles (91.7 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.14%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,423 people, 2,113 households, and 1,354 families residing in the town. The population density was 153.1 people per square mile (59.1/km²). There were 2,232 housing units at an average density of 63.0 per square mile (24.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.29% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.
There were 2,113 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% 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 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,699, and the median income for a family was $42,647. Males had a median income of $31,672 versus $21,691 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,279. About 8.5% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Warsaw
- East Warsaw – A location east of the village.
- Rock Glen – A hamlet south of Warsaw village on Route 19.
- Newburg – A hamlet near the south town line on Route 19.
- Oatka – A hamlet southeast of Warsaw village.
- Perry - Warsaw Municipal Airport ( 01G ) – A general aviation airport east of the Village of Warsaw on Route 20A.
- Pierce Corners – A location in the northwest part of the town.
- South Warsaw – A hamlet south of Warsaw on Route 19.
- Thompsons Crossing – A hamlet in the northwest part of the town.
- Warsaw – The Village of Warsaw on Route 20A.
- Seth M. Gates House – An historic house within walking distance of Main Street in Warsaw.
- Monument Circle Historic District – is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Notable people associated with Warsaw
- Wallace A. Bartlett - founder of Brentwood, Maryland
- Barber Conable (1922 - 2003) - Ten-term United States Congressman and later World Bank President.
- Augustus Frank (1826 – 1895) was a United States Representative from New York during the American Civil War.
- Seth M. Gates, former US Congressman
- John Warwick Montgomery (born 1931) - Emeritus Professor of Law and Humanities, writer, lecturer, and public debater in the field of Christian apologetics
- William Patterson (New York), former US Congressman
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "The Gates House Museum". Warsaw Historical Society. 1968. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
- "Monument Circle Historic District". The Gombach Group. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
- "Barber Conable: 7th President of the World Bank Group, 1986 - 1991". The World Bank. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
- "John Warwick Montgomery Web Site". JWM Web Site. 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2011-07-23.