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Penfield is a town in Monroe County, in the Rochester metro area.

The community was named after Daniel Penfield, landowner
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Penfield. For links to other places called Penfield, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Penfield is 43.130N. The longitude is -77.475W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 34,645.


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Median household income
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$63,223
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Penfield demographic reports
Penfield is on Irondequoit Creek
Limestone quarries once played a major role in the local economy
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, Ellison Park, Irondequoit Bay Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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19% of Penfield residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Penfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Penfield was $29,576, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Penfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Penfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $640.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,416.


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Libraries in Penfield include Penfield Public Library ... View libraries

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Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Penfield political report.

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The average commute time for Penfield workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Penfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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