Wyoming, New York

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Wyoming is a village in Wyoming County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village has a total population of 513.

The Village of Wyoming lies within the Town of Middlebury by the eastern town line. Wyoming is located on New York State Route 19.

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History

The Village of Wyoming was incorporated in 1916. It was one of the earliest locations where natural gas was developed. While the field never was a large producer it still provides gas for the village streetlights and some homes to this day. The downtown historic district is known as "Gaslight Village."

Middlebury Academy was built in 1817 and was chartered by the NY Regents in 1819, and is believed to be the first institution of higher education west of the Genesee in New York. It still stands in downtown Wyoming, maintained as a museum by the Middlebury Historical Society. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of 1980.

Another historic place is Hillside, a classic Greek revival mansion built by Dr. Pliny Hayes as a Water Cure establishment in 1851. It overlooks the village of Wyoming, and is a bed and breakfast inn today. It also has been a spa (with mineral springs) and has been host to many famous people including Susan B. Anthony, John Muir, and Presidents Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Geography

Wyoming is located at 42°49′31″N 78°5′7″W / 42.82528°N 78.08528°W / 42.82528; -78.08528 (42.825204, -78.085227)[3].

Oatka Creek flows northward past the east side of the village.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 513 people, 176 households, and 133 families residing in the village. The population density was 763.2 people per square mile (295.6/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 266.3/sq mi (103.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.88% White, 0.39% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.97% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

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