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Irondequoit, New York
In 1682 Marquis Denonville led an army of French soldiers and Huron warriors on a punitive expedition against the Iroquois through Irondequoit Bay, beginning the long enmity between the Iroquois and the French.
During the last part of the 19th Century the north edge of the town was developed as a tourist and vacation area for the City of Rochester residents.
The town lies between the Genesee River on the west and Irondequoit Bay on the east. The north border of the town is defined by Lake Ontario, and was once known as the "Coney Island of Western New York."
As of the census of 2000, there are 52,354 people, 22,247 households, and 14,327 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 1,330.7/km² (3,447.4/mi²). There are 23,037 housing units at an average density of 585.6/km² (1,516.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 93.03% White, 3.55% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 3.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 22,247 households out of which 26.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% are non-families. 30.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $45,276, and the median income for a family is $55,493. Males have a median income of $41,463 versus $30,937 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $23,638. 5.4% of the population and 3.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.6% of those under the age of 18 and 6.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in Irondequoit
- Irondequoit Zoo --
- Durand Beach --
- Durand Eastman Park --
- Irondequoit Mall --
- Irondequoit Public Library Helen McGraw Branch --
- Irondequoit Public Library Pauline Evans Branch --
- Sea Breeze --
- Seabreeze Park --
- Summerville --
- White City --
- Windsor Beach --
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