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Gaines is a town in Orleans County, in the Rochester metro area.

The community was named after Gen. E.P. Gaines

The latitude of Gaines is 43.285N. The longitude is -78.215W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 430 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,740.


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Median household income
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$32,604
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gaines demographic reports
Gaines, once a busy village, declined after construction of the canal and the railroads.

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17% of Gaines residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gaines ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gaines was $16,823, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Gaines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gaines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $891.


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

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The average commute time for Gaines workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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