Rose is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 2,369 at the 2010 census. The town was named after Robert S. Rose, an early landowner of the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.9 square miles (88 km), of which, 33.9 square miles (88 km) 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.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,369 people, 904 households, and 646 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.9 people per square mile (27.0/km²). There were 982 housing units at an average density of 29.0 per square mile (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.4% White, 0.5% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.
There were 904 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 20, 6.0% from 20 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $52,984, and the median income for a family was $58,060. Males had a median income of $51,488 versus $28,261 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,601. About 5.4% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
There were 982 housing units at an average density of 29.0 per square mile (11.2/km²). 7.9% of housing units were vacant.
There were 904 occupied housing units in the town. 753 were owner-occupied units (83.3%), while 151 were renter-occupied (16.7%). The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7% of total units. The rental unit vacancy rate was 5.6%.