Wawayanda, New York
|Wawayanda, New York|
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
|• Total||35.0 sq mi (90.7 km2)|
|• Land||35.0 sq mi (90.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||558 ft (170 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0979610|
Wawayanda is a town in Orange County, New York, in the United States. The population was 7,266 as recorded by the 2010 census. The town of Wawayanda is in the western part of the county, south of Middletown.
The Town of Wawayanda was established in 1849 from the Town of Minisink. It had been first settled after the American Revolution.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.0 square miles (91 km2), of which, nearly 35.0 square miles (91 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.14%) is water.
Interstate 84 and U.S. Route 6 (US 6, the Grand Army of the Republic Highway) are important east-west highways. New York State Route 17M (NY 17M) crosses the northern part of the town. NY 284 is a north-south highway.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,266. The racial makeup was 80.7% white, 12.2% Hispanic, 5.0% African-American, 1.9% Asian, and 0.2% Native American.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,273 people, 2,095 households, and 1,719 families residing in the town. The population density was 179.3 people per square mile (69.2/km²). There were 2,174 housing units at an average density of 62.1 per square mile (24.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.86% White, 1.75% African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.88% of the population.
There were 2,095 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $61,885, and the median income for a family was $67,479. Males had a median income of $42,491 versus $27,993 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,856. About 2.8% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.
Hamlets of Wawayanda
- Denton – A hamlet near the east town line on NY 17M.
- Gardnerville – A hamlet on County Route 62 (CR 62) in the south part of the town.
- Millsburgh – A hamlet south of South Centerville on CR 22.
- New Hampton – A hamlet on US 6 in the northeast part of Wawayanda.
- Pellets Island – A location at the east town line.
- Ridgebury – A hamlet east of Slate Hill.
- Slate Hill – A hamlet on US 6 near the east town line.
- South Centerville – A hamlet located on US 6 at CR 22, near the west town line.
Town Supervisor: John Razzano, Republican
Councilman : Dave Cole, Republican
Councilwoman: Denise Quinn, Republican
Councilman: Rich Penaluna, Republican
Councilman: Michael Green Jr, Democrat
Town Clerk: Kathryn Sherlock, Republican
Tax Collectors Office:
Tax Collector: Gail Sicina
Highway Superintendent: Michael Green Sr, Democrat
Wayne Skinner, (2004–2006), Democrat
Thomas Deblock, (1996–2004), Republican
Jeffrey K. Bridges Jr., (1992–1996), Republican
Ed. Flynn, (1988–1992), Democrat
Brice "Buzzy" Flynn, (1970–1988), Democrat
- Wawayanda Patent, 1703 land grant
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Wawayanda Democratic Committee
- Wawayanda Republican Committee
- Town of Wawayanda Website
- Slate Hill Fire District
- New Hampton Fire Department
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