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  • Williamson is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario, in Upstate New York, in the northwest part of Wayne County.  The population was 6,777 at the time of the 2000 census. The town is named after Charles Williamson, a land agent of the Pultney Estate. Its ZIP code is 14589, and telephone exchanges 589 and 904 in area code 315.


    Williamson is primarily a rural farming town, but since the 1960s, after the growth of Rochester-area companies such as Xerox and Eastman Kodak has added bedroom community aspects to the town. Recognized nationally for its fruit-growing — especially apples, peaches, and cherries — local agriculture also includes dairy farming.


    As of the census of 2000, there were 6,777 people, 2,545 households, and 1,901 families residing in the town. The population density was 195.7 people per square mile (75.6/km²). There were 2,792 housing units at an average density of 80.6/sq mi (31.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.54% White, 3.72% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

    There were 2,545 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

    In the town, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

    The median income for a household in the town was $51,068, and the median income for a family was $56,757. Males had a median income of $39,250 as compared to $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,701. About 2.7% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

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