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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Penfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14526 ZIP code.
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.
46% of Penfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Penfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $640. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,416.
Libraries in Penfield include Penfield Public Library ... View libraries
Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Penfield political report.
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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