Warsaw (village), New York

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Village of Warsaw
Village
Village of Warsaw is located in New York
Village of Warsaw
Village of Warsaw
Coordinates: 42°44′28″N 78°8′8″W / 42.74111°N 78.13556°W / 42.74111; -78.13556Coordinates: 42°44′28″N 78°8′8″W / 42.74111°N 78.13556°W / 42.74111; -78.13556
Country United States
State New York
County Wyoming
Town Warsaw
Settled 1803 (1803)
Incorporated April 17, 1843 (1843-04-17)
Named for Likely Warsaw, Poland
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,814
 • Density 924.9/sq mi (357.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14569
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-78333[1]
GNIS feature ID 0968827[2]
Website www.villageofwarsaw.org

Warsaw is a village in Wyoming County, New York. It is the county seat of Wyoming County and lies inside the Town of Warsaw. The village of Warsaw is near the center of the town in a valley. The population was 3,814 at the 2000 census. A branch of Genesee Community College is in Warsaw.

History[edit]

The Village of Warsaw was incorporated in 1843. The central core of the village is known as the Monument Circle Historic District and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[3] Also on the National Register of Historic Places are the Warsaw Downtown Historic District, Seth M. Gates House, Trinity Church, U.S. Post Office, and Warsaw Academy.[3][4]

The abolitionist Liberty Party was founded in the village in 1839.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km²), all land.

The Oatka Creek flows northward through the village, which is located in the Wyoming Valley. Kids love to play in the Creek during the summer.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,814 people, 1,484 households, and 887 families residing in the village. The population density was 924.9 people per square mile (357.4/km²). There were 1,575 housing units at an average density of 381.9 per square mile (147.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.96% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 1,484 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $35,592, and the median income for a family was $42,540. Males had a median income of $33,682 versus $21,540 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,483. About 9.8% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/03/12 through 12/07/12. National Park Service. 2012-12-14. 
  5. ^ "The Walking Tour of Warsaw Online: The Abolitionist Tour". Warsaw Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 

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