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Le Roy is a village in Genesee County, in the Batavia metro area.

The community was named for Herman Le Roy, landholder.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Le Roy. For links to other places called Le Roy, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Le Roy is 42.978N. The longitude is -77.984W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 896 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,373.


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Median household income
Local
$33,168
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Le Roy demographic reports
Le Roy is on Oatka Creek.
Former and merged names include:
· Bellona
Birthplace of Jell-O. In 1897, cough medicine manufacturer Pearl B. Wait came up with fruit-flavored gelatin and began making it in strawberry, raspberry, lemon and orange flavors. Wait sold the business to his neighbor, Orator Francis Woodward, for $450.

Jell-O left Le Roy in 1964; it is now manufactured by Kraft Foods

Automaker Henry Ford, on his way home from a camping trip with Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone, was stopped for speeding here in 1922. The Model T was actually driven by his chauffeur; Ford never possessed a driver's license.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Calvin Keeney, developer of the first stringless bean
Local festivals include:
  • Oatka Festival - July 14-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Le Roy web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Jell-O Gallery
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
For a town built on Jell-O, Le Roy has an admirable solidity.
-- Country Towns of New York
Bill Kauffman

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19% of Le Roy residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Le Roy ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Le Roy was $18,565, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Le Roy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Le Roy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,063.


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Newspapers in Le Roy include Le Roy Pennysaver & News

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Genesee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Le Roy political report.

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The average commute time for Le Roy workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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~ Country Towns of New York
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