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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gaines demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orleans 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 14571 ZIP code.
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.
11% of Gaines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gaines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $891.
Orleans County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gaines political report.
The average commute time for Gaines workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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