Wheatland, New York

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Wheatland is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States. The population was 5,149 at the 2000 census. By 2007, this had fallen to an estimated 4,960. The town is home to Genesee Country Village and Museum.

The Town of Wheatland is located in the southwest part of the county.


Geography and geology

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.7 square miles (79.5 km²), of which, 30.6 square miles (79.3 km²) of it is land, and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) of it (0.26%) is water. The terrain includes low rolling hills, with flats along the Genesee River. Terranean water supply is of excellent capacity, although of varying quality. The agricultural lands are fertile and productive.

The town is bordered on the north by the towns of Riga and Chili, on the east by the Genesee River and the towns of Henrietta and Rush, and on the south and west by Livingston County.

Oatka Creek, the only significant waterway in Wheatland and a major component of the town's history, is a tributary of the Genesee River. The New York State Thruway crosses through Chili, north of the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,149 people (4,960 by the 2007 Census estimate), 2,011 households, and 1,425 families residing in the town.

The population density was 168.1 people per square mile (64.9/km²). There were 2,093 housing units at an average density of 68.3/sq mi (26.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.99% White, 4.02% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

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