Wawayanda, New York

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Wawayanda is a town in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 7,024 as recorded by the 2006 census.

The Town of Wawayanda is in the western part of the county, south of Middletown.

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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.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.0 square miles (90.8 km²), of which, nearly 35.0 square miles (90.6 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) (0.14%) is water.

Interstate 84 and US Route 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) are important east-west highways. NY 17M crosses the northern part of the town. NY 284 is a north-south highway.

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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