Canandaigua (city), New York

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Canandaigua is a city located in Ontario County, New York, USA, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,264. The name Canandaigua is derived from the Iroquois word "Kanandarque" which means "chosen spot."

The City of Canandaigua is centrally located in the county. Canandaigua is located on US Route 20. Parts of six neighboring towns also share the Canandaigua mailing address and 14424 zip code.

Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens, a Victorian mansion and 50 acres of gardens, is open to the public during the warmer months.

Canandaigua hosts the main campus of the Finger Lakes Community College.

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History

Canandaigua was the site of the principal village of the Seneca Indians.

It separated from the Town of Canandaigua to become the Village of Canandaigua in 1815 and a city in 1913.

In 1873, women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony was tried in the Canandaigua for voting. She was found guilty and tried $100, which she did not pay.

Illinois senator, Stephen A. Douglas, spent three years as a student at Canandaigua Academy (http://www.canandaiguaschools.org/academy.cfm)

Geography

The city is at the northern end of Canandaigua Lake, in the Finger Lakes region, the largest wine producing area in New York State.

Canandaigua is located at 42°53'9" North, 77°16'53" West (42.886111, -77.281656)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²). 11.9 km² (4.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.75% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 11,264 people, 4,762 households, and 2,666 families residing in the city. The population density is 945.4/km² (2,447.5/mi²). There are 5,066 housing units at an average density of 425.2/km² (1,100.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 96.04% White, 1.53% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,762 households out of which 27.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% are married couples living together, 12.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% are non-families. 35.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $37,197, and the median income for a family is $47,388. Males have a median income of $31,950 versus $26,538 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,153. 9.5% of the population and 5.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.9% of those under the age of 18 and 8.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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