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Fredonia is a village in Chautauqua County, in the Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia metro area.

Fredonia is in the Southern Tier region.

The community name derives from English "freedom."

The latitude of Fredonia is 42.44N. The longitude is -79.331W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 722 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,569.


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Median household income
Local
$34,712
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fredonia demographic reports
Fredonia is near Lake Erie.
Former and merged names include:
· Canadaway
The Women's Christian Temperance Union was founded here in 1873.

Families who became wealthy from nearby vineyards settled in Fredonia.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 18. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jean Webster, author ("Daddy Long-Legs")
Local festivals include:
  • Red, White & Blues Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Victorian Dazzle - July 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fredonia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Western New York Chamber Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: D.R. Barker Historic Museum
Colleges and universities: SUNY Fredonia
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:
The day after my arrival at Dunkirk I walked out to Fredonia, formerly Canadaway, four miles. Canadaway creek rises in the dividing ridge, interlocking with the sources of the Connewango branch of the Allegany river, and flowing north-west towards Lake Erie, tumbling from precipice to precipice ... Fredonia is built upon each bank of this creek, a new and flourishing village.
-- A Tour from the City of New-York, to Detroit, 1818
William Darby

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fredonia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chautauqua County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jamestown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14063 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Fredonia residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fredonia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fredonia was $15,685, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

33% of Fredonia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Fredonia include Fredonia Commons Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fredonia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $942.


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Libraries in Fredonia include Darwin R. Barker Library ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WCVF-FM.

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Fredonia workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fredonia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Fredonia include Days Inn Dunkirk Fredonia, White Inn.

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“ The day after my arrival at Dunkirk I walked out to Fredonia, formerly Canadaway, four miles. Canadaway creek rises in the dividing ridge, interlocking with the sources of the Connewango branch of the Allegany river, and flowing north-west towards Lake Erie, tumbling from precipice to precipice ... Fredonia is built upon each bank of this creek, a new and flourishing village. ”
~ A Tour from the City of New-York, to Detroit, 1818
William Darby

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