Huron (pop. 2,118 per 2010 Census) is a rural town in Wayne County. Its name honors the Huron tribe. It was split off from the Town of Wolcott in 1826; some nineteenth-century sources use the names Huron and Wolcott interchangeably. At that time the economy centered on farming. Today the northern half of the town (on Lake Ontario) contains many vacation homes.