Rose, New York

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Rose is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 2,442 at the 2000 census. The town was named after Robert S. Rose, an early landowner of the town.

The Town of Rose is an interior town of the county, located near the county center; it is west of Syracuse, New York.

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History

The town was first settled around 1805. The Town of Rose was created in 1826 from the Town of Wolcott. About 1840 a mass delusion took over the local inhabitants, and they came to believe that a treasure of gold and jewels was buried within the town. In spite of many secret, nocturnal excavations, nothing was ever found.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.9 square miles (87.8 km²), of which, 33.9 square miles (87.8 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

New York State Route 414 is a north-south highway through the town.

Sodus Creek flows northward through the town to Sodus Bay.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,442 people, 894 households, and 661 families residing in the town. The population density was 72.1 people per square mile (27.8/km²). There were 948 housing units at an average density of 28.0/sq mi (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.89% White, 0.61% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 894 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

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