Wawayanda, New York

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Wawayanda, New York
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Wawayanda, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°23′36″N74°27′24″W / 41.39333°N 74.45667°W / 41.39333; -74.45667 Coordinates: 41°23′36″N74°27′24″W / 41.39333°N 74.45667°W / 41.39333; -74.45667
Country United States
State New York
County Orange
Area
[1]
  Total35.03 sq mi (90.72 km2)
  Land34.72 sq mi (89.92 km2)
  Water0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
Elevation
558 ft (170 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total7,266
  Estimate 
(2016) [2]
7,315
  Density210.69/sq mi (81.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 36-78839 [3]
GNIS feature ID0979610 [4]

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.

Orange County, New York County in the United States

Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 372,813. The county seat is Goshen. This county was first created in 1683 and reorganized with its present boundaries in 1798.

New York (state) State of the United States of America

New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes referred to as New York State.

Middletown, Orange County, New York City in New York, United States

Middletown is a city in Orange County, New York, United States. It lies in New York's Hudson Valley region, near the Wallkill River and the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains. Middletown is situated between Port Jervis and Newburgh, New York. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 28,086, reflecting an increase of 2,698 from the 25,388 counted in the 2000 Census. The zip code is 10940. Middletown falls within the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area, which belongs to the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.

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History

The Town of Wawayanda was established in 1849 from the Town of Minisink. It had been first settled after the American Revolution.

Minisink, New York Town in New York, United States

Minisink is a town located in southwest Orange County, New York northeast of the New Jersey border between the Town of Greenville and the Town of Warwick. The population was 4,490 at the 2010 census. The town is located near Interstate 84 and New York State Route 17 and lies about halfway between New York City and Scranton, Pa.

Geography

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.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

The town is bordered on the north by the City of Middletown and the Town of Wallkill, east by the Town of Goshen, south by the Town of Warwick, southwest by the Town of Minisink, west by the Town of Greenville, with a very short shared border with the Town of Mount Hope on the northwest.

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.

Interstate 84 (I-84) is a part of the Interstate Highway System that runs from Dunmore, Pennsylvania, to Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in the eastern United States. In New York, I-84 extends 71.46 miles (115.00 km) from the Pennsylvania state line at Port Jervis to the Connecticut state line east of Brewster. As it heads east–west across the mid Hudson Valley, it goes over two mountain ranges and crosses the Hudson River at the Newburgh–Beacon Bridge.

U.S. Route 6 in New York section of U.S, Highway in New York, United States

U.S. Route 6 (US 6) in New York is a 77.85-mile (125.29 km) stretch of cross-country route that spans from the Pennsylvania state line at Port Jervis to the Connecticut state line east of Brewster. Near both ends it runs in close proximity to Interstate 84 (I-84), which otherwise takes a more northerly route through Downstate New York. US 6, meanwhile, skirts the northern fringe of the New York Metropolitan Area.

New York State Route 17M highway in New York

New York State Route 17M (NY 17M) is an east–west state highway in Orange County, New York, in the United States. It extends for 26.63 miles (42.86 km) from west of the city of Middletown to what is currently the north–south section of NY 17 just southeast of the village of Harriman. It is a busy main street in Middletown and the village of Monroe; in the former, it divides into a parkway for several blocks and forms the city's major commercial strip, located between the downtown district and an interchange with Interstate 84 (I-84). The rest of the road is a two-lane rural route. Between New Hampton and Goshen, the highway overlaps with U.S. Route 6 (US 6). The easternmost section of that overlap near Goshen is routed on the Quickway, making a three-route concurrency with NY 17.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1860 2,085
1870 1,900−8.9%
1880 1,879−1.1%
1890 1,625−13.5%
1900 1,539−5.3%
1910 1,6034.2%
1920 1,6895.4%
1930 1,94615.2%
1940 2,21814.0%
1950 2,4359.8%
1960 3,22932.6%
1970 3,4085.5%
1980 4,29826.1%
1990 5,51828.4%
2000 6,27313.7%
2010 7,26615.8%
Est. 20167,315 [2] 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]

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 [3] 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.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include traditional culture, business, supplies, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practices.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

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.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that "Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses."

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

Current administration

Town Board:

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 Department:

Highway Superintendent: Michael Green Sr, Democrat

Former supervisors

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

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