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

The community was named after Gen. Matthew Clarkson, landowner

The latitude of Clarkson is 43.233N. The longitude is -77.927W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 364 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,072.


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Median household income
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$53,438
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clarkson demographic reports
Stagecoach stop on the route to the Niagara Frontier

Supply depot during the War of 1812

Well-known residents have included:
· George Selden, inventor
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The Ridge road was cut out wide enough for a wagon track; the streams were crossed by means of log bridges. Upon the site of Clarkson village, there were three log-houses; and in all, perhaps thirty acres of land cleared.
-- The Development of Central and Western New York
Reminiscences of a Dr. Baldwin, pioneer who settled in the area in 1811

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22% of Clarkson residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clarkson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clarkson was $20,555, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Clarkson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Clarkson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $434.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,177.


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

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

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Hotels in Clarkson include Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express.

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“ The Ridge road was cut out wide enough for a wagon track; the streams were crossed by means of log bridges. Upon the site of Clarkson village, there were three log-houses; and in all, perhaps thirty acres of land cleared. ”
~ The Development of Central and Western New York
Reminiscences of a Dr. Baldwin, pioneer who settled in the area in 1811

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