Huron, New York


Huron, New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Huron, New York
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
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subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Wayne
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area_total_km2 = 111.9
area_land_km2 = 102.3
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area_total_sq_mi = 43.2
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2117
population_density_km2 = 20.7
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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longd = 76 |longm = 53 |longs = 39 |longEW = W

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Huron is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 2,117 at the 2000 census. The town is named after the Huron Indians.

The Town of Huron is in the northeastern part of the county and is east of Rochester, NY.

History

The town was part of the Pulteney Purchase. The region was first settled around 1796. The Town of Huron was created from the Town of Wolcott in 1826 as the "Town of Port Bay." In 1834 the town's name was changed to honor the Huron tribe.

From 1826 to 1837 a Shaker community was partially located in the town. Because they believed that too many worldly influences were appearing in Huron, they moved to the Town of Groveland and developed the land upon which Groveland Correctional Facility is currently located.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.2 square miles (111.9 km²), of which, 39.5 square miles (102.3 km²) of it is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it (8.54%) is water.

The north town line is Lake Ontario. Sodus Bay, a large inlet of Lake Ontario is an important feature of the town.

New York State Route 104 passes across the south part of the town.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,117 people, 810 households, and 587 families residing in the town. The population density was 53.6 people per square mile (20.7/km²). There were 1,618 housing units at an average density of 41.0/sq mi (15.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.15% White, 3.40% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.70% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population.

There were 810 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,389, and the median income for a family was $47,656. Males had a median income of $34,205 versus $25,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,648. About 7.8% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Huron

*Bonni Castle — A hamlet on east shore of Sodus Bay.
*Chimney Bluffs State Park — A state park bordering northeast Sodus Bay. It contains the highest point in Huron: Chimney Bluff, 175 feet above Lake Ontario.
*Eagle Island — An island in Sodus Bay southwest of LeRoy Island.
*East Bay — A small bay of Lake Ontariio east of Sodus Bay.
*East Bay Park — A hamlet near the shore of Lake Ontario on the western shore of East Bay.
*Furnace Village — A hamlet at the east town line.
*Huron — The hamlet of Huron, once called "South Huron," at County Roads 155 and 156.
*Lake Bluff — A hamlet by the northeast part of Sodus Bay on County Road 154.
*LeRoy Island (also called "Long Island") — An island in eastern part of Sodus Bay near the mainland.
*Lummisville — A hamlet northwest of Huron village on County Road 155.
*Mudge Creek — An important stream flowing northward to Lake Ontario, ending in East Bay.
*Newark Island (also called "Little Island") — An island in Sodus Bay by the west town line.
*North Huron — A hamlet north of Huron village at County Road 156, adjacent to a wide part of Mudge Creek.
*Port Bay — A small bay partly in the northeast corner of the town.
*Resort — A hamlet on Sodus Bay and County Road 143, formerly called "Port Glasgow."
*Rice Mill (formerly "Rices Settlement") — A hamlet southeast of Huron village on County Road 155 by Mudge Creek.
*Sunset View — A hamlet on the east shore of Sodus Bay.
*York — A hamlet in the southwest corner of the town.
*York Settlement — A location by the south town line, east of York.

References

External links

* [http://www.newyorkvacation.com/regions/Huron-New-York.html Town of Huron information]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/wa-huron-ny.htm A history of the Town of Huron]
* [http://www.co.wayne.ny.us/Departments/historian/HistHuron.htm Summary history of Huron]
* [http://www.co.townofhuron.org Official Town of Huron web site]


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