Huron, New York

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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.

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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 census[1] 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.

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