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Canandaigua is a city in Ontario County, in the Rochester metro area.

It is the county seat.

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

The latitude of Canandaigua is 42.874N. The longitude is -77.288W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,449.


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Median household income
Local
$37,197
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Canandaigua demographic reports
Canandaigua is on Canandaigua Lake.
The Pickering Treaty with the Iroquois was signed here in 1794

Susan B. Anthony was tried and convicted here in 1873 for voting illegally, before women obtained suffrage

Well-known residents have included:
· Humphrey Bogart, actor (summer resident)
Local festivals include:
  • Ontario County Fair - July 23-28, 2007
  • Pageant of Steam - Aug. 8-11, 2007
  • Waterfront Art Festival - July 28-29, 2007
  • Downtown Canandaigua Arts Festival - July 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Canandaigua web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park, Kershaw Park, Onanda Park
Historic sites and museums: Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum, Sonnenberg Gardens, Ontario County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Finger Lakes Community College
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:
Lake very picturesque.
-- Journey to America, 1831
Alexis de Tocqueville

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Canandaigua demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ontario 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 14424 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Canandaigua residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Canandaigua ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Canandaigua was $20,153, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Historic districts in Canandaigua include Canandaigua Historic District, North Main Street Historic District (Canandaigua) ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Canandaigua, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $501.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,062.


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Libraries in Canandaigua include Bristol Library, Wood Library ... View libraries

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Ontario County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Canandaigua political report.

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

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Canandaigua between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 11.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Canandaigua include Econo Lodge Canandaigua, Inn on the Lake, Super 8.

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