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Overview

Introduction to Canandaigua, New York

Canandaigua, New York, in Ontario county, is 25 miles SE of Rochester, New York and 80 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is considered part of the Rochester metropolitan area. Canandaigua has a population of 11,264.

Canandaigua History

The area which is occupied by the present day city of Canandaigua was originally the site of the chief village of the Seneca. The Treaty of Canandaigua was signed in November, 1794, to broker peace between the U.S. and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. The Village of Canandaigua was incorporated in 1815, and achieved cityhood in 1913. Jessie Hawley, who was a major influence behind the construction of the Erie Canal, spent around 20 months in Canandaigua debtors' prison. During this period, he wrote and published 14 influential essays on the building of the canal.

Canandaigua and nearby Attractions

  • Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park
  • Ontario County Historical Museum
  • Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum
  • Bloomfield Academy Museum
  • Center Pointe Golf Club
  • Parkview Fairways

Things To Do In Canandaigua

The Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens has over 50 acres of gardens and a Victorian Mansion, both of which are popular tourist spots. Canandaigua is among the few areas in New York that still has Octagon Houses.

Canandaigua Transportation

Greater Rochester International is the nearest major airport.

Canandaigua Higher Education

Finger Lakes Community College is the local institution of higher education. Nazareth College of Rochester and Saint John Fisher College are also nearby.

People

Total Population 10,532
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,258
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.8%
Median Earnings25+ $35,965
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,214

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,500
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.5%
Median Gross Rent $780
Median House Value $153,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.6%
US/American 0%
English 15.4%
Irish 22%

Canandaigua Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SE of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Ontario
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14424, 14425
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.874
Longitude -77.288

Canandaigua Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CANANDAIGUA 3 S
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station HEMLOCK
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station AVON
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Canandaigua, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Farmington (14425)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomfield 1,581 $65,417
Clifton Springs 2,293 $81,141

Canandaigua Public Libraries

Library
Bristol Library
6750 COUNTY ROAD 32
Canandaigua, New York
(585) 229-5862
Wood Library Association
134 NORTH MAIN STREET
Canandaigua, New York
(585) 394-1381
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Canandaigua Hospitals

F F THOMPSON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
350 PARRISH STREET
(716) 396-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

Canandaigua VA Medical Center
(VA)
400 Fort Hill Avenue
(585) 394-2000
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