Wolcott is a village in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 1,701 at the 2010 census. The name is from a former governor of Connecticut.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.02%) is water.
Wolcott Creek flows northward through the village and empties into Port Bay, an arm of Lake Ontario.
County Roads 155, 160, 163 (Ridge Road, Old Route 104), and 261 converge on the village. New York State Route 104 and New York State Route 89 are immediately south of the village.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,701 people, 702 households, and 410 families residing in the village. The population density was 895.3 people per square mile (333.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.6% White, 3.0% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.4% of the population.
There were 702 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the village, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 20, 4.9% from 20 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $34,485 versus $35,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,743. About 20.8% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under age 18 and 21.9% of those age 65 or over.
There were 766 housing units at an average density of 403.2 per square mile (150.2/km²). 8.4% of housing units were vacant.
There were 702 occupied housing units in the village. 415 were owner-occupied units (59.1%), while 287 were renter-occupied (40.9%). The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.7% of total units. The rental unit vacancy rate was 6.2%.
Wolcott Village New York neighborhoods include: East Bay, Leroy Island, Scotts Bluff