Rye (town), New York

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Rye is a town located in Westchester County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 43,880. It is separate from the City of Rye. Rye contains three villages: Mamaroneck (shared with the Town of Mamaroneck), Port Chester and Rye Brook. The entire area of the town is comprised within these three villages; there is no unincorporated area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.2 km² (7.4 mi²). 18.1 km² (7.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.33% water. The villages of the town are not contiguous. The City of Rye separates Mamaroneck from Port Chester (which does border Rye Brook).

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 43,880 people, 15,389 households, and 10,818 families residing in the town. The population density is 2,430.7/km² (6,298.5/mi²). There are 15,813 housing units at an average density of 876.0/km² (2,269.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 71.30% White, 5.14% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 2.88% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.41% from other races, and 4.88% from two or more races. 32.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,389 households out of which 33.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% are non-families. 24.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.31.

In the town the population is spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $56,675, and the median income for a family is $65,342. Males have a median income of $42,868 versus $36,875 for females. The per capita income for the town is $28,948. 9.8% of the population and 6.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.5% of those under the age of 18 and 8.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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