Walworth, New York

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Walworth is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 8,402 at the 2000 census. The name comes from Reuben Walworth, a state official.

The Town of Walworth is on the west border of the county and is east of Rochester, NY.



The town was first settled in 1799 in the community of Walworth. The Town of Walworth was created in 1829 from the Town of Ontario, the last town formed in Wayne County.

Theron Yeomans of Walworth introduced Holstein cattle to the United States and was the first president of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America. Susan Cleveland, sister of President Grover Cleveland married into the Yeomans family.

In 1934, a freeze killed many of the town's orchards, leading to a sharp decline in fruit growing.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.9 square miles (87.7 km²), of which, 33.8 square miles (87.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Monroe County.

New York State Route 350 and New York State Route 441 intersect in the town. New York State Route 286 is another east-west highway, paralleling and north of NY-441, also ending at NY-350.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,402 people, 2,851 households, and 2,349 families residing in the town. The population density was 248.4 people per square mile (95.9/km²). There were 2,934 housing units at an average density of 86.7/sq mi (33.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.72% White, 0.90% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

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