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Skaneateles is a village in Onondaga County, in the Syracuse metro area.

The community name derives from Iroquoian for "long lake."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Skaneateles. For links to other places called Skaneateles, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Skaneateles is 42.946N. The longitude is -76.429W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,596.


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Median household income
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$57,083
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Skaneateles demographic reports
Skaneateles is on Skaneateles Lake.
Passengers on the stagecoach line between Utica and Canandaigua stopped here at the Sherwood Inn.

Summer vacation getaway for former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Creamery
Quotes:
Skaneateles is the most beautiful of the Finger Lakes, a digit of pure cold water sixteen miles long and over three hundred feet deep, with a gracious old village of Greek Revival and Victorian houses at its north end.
-- Architectural Digest, June 2000
Tobias Wolff

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15% of Skaneateles residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Skaneateles ancestry & family history guide.

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Recommendations: Fine dining at The Krebs

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Skaneateles was $29,170, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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60% of Skaneateles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Skaneateles include Skaneateles Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Skaneateles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $457.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,317.


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

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The average commute time for Skaneateles workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ Skaneateles is the most beautiful of the Finger Lakes, a digit of pure cold water sixteen miles long and over three hundred feet deep, with a gracious old village of Greek Revival and Victorian houses at its north end. ”
~ Architectural Digest, June 2000
Tobias Wolff

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