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Wayne County, New York

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Wayne County is a county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 91,283.[1] The county seat is Lyons.[2] The name honors General Anthony Wayne, an American Revolutionary War hero and American statesman.

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Wayne County
Wayne County Courthouse in Lyons
Wayne County Courthouse in Lyons
Flag of Wayne County
Official seal of Wayne County
Map of New York highlighting Wayne County
Location within the U.S. state of New York
Map of the United States highlighting New York
New York's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 43°17′N 77°03′W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_New_York.svg New York
Named forAnthony Wayne
Largest villageNewark
  County AdministratorRichard House
  Total1,383 sq mi (3,580 km2)
  Land604 sq mi (1,560 km2)
  Water779 sq mi (2,020 km2)  56%
  TotalDecrease 91,283
  Density151/sq mi (58/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district24th

Wayne County is less than 50 miles west of, and is in the same Congressional District as, Syracuse. Wayne County has been considered to be part of the Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area and lies on the south shore of Lake Ontario, forming part of the northern border of the United States with Canada.

Its location during the early westward expansion of the United States, on an international border and in a fertile farming region, has contributed to a rich cultural and economic history. Two world religions sprung from within its borders, and its inhabitants played important roles in abolitionism in the years leading up to the American Civil War. Nineteenth century War of 1812 skirmishes, Great Lakes sailing ship commerce and Erie Canal barge traffic have yielded to contemporary recognition as one of the world's most productive fruit growing regions. Wayne County ranks as New York's top apple producing county.