Profile for Irondequoit, New York, NY
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Irondequoit is a town in Monroe County, in the Rochester metro area.
The community name derives from Iroquoian for "bay"
The latitude of Irondequoit is 43.213N. The longitude is -77.58W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 371 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 52,354.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Irondequoit demographic reports
Irondequoit is on Lake Ontario, Irondequoit Bay and the Genesee River.
The town was built on the site of large Algonquian town.
19th-century trains brought vacationers from Rochester, but summer retreats declined by 1930.
Population boomed in the 1920s and again in the 1950s.
The Natatorium, which opened here in 1925, was billed as the "largest saltwater swimming pool in the world." The venture was a bust. It closed six years later and was converted to a bingo hall
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 91. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Oktoberfest - Sept. 14-16, 21-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Irondequoit web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Durand-Eastman Park, Irondequoit Bay West Park
Irondequoit attractions: Seabreeze amusement park
Colleges and universities:
Rochester Business Institute
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
It's a big day when a man who has lived in Irondequoit manages to move his family to Pittsford or Brighton.
-- An American Notebook
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Ancestry & family history
18% of Irondequoit residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Irondequoit ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Irondequoit was $23,638, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Irondequoit residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Irondequoit festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Oktoberfest - Sept. 14-16, 21-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Irondequoit, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $587. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,060.
Libraries in Irondequoit include Irondequoit Public Library ... View libraries
Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Irondequoit political report.
The average commute time for Irondequoit workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Irondequoit between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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“ It's a big day when a man who has lived in Irondequoit manages to move his family to Pittsford or Brighton. ”
~ An American Notebook
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