Irondequoit, New York

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Irondequoit, New York

Introduction to Irondequoit, New York

Irondequoit, New York is 69 miles E of Buffalo, New York. It is in Monroe county. The town is part of the Rochester metro area. The population of Irondequoit is 52,354.

Irondequoit History

Irondequoit derived its name from an Iroquoian term meaning 'bay.' Marquis de Denonville led an army against the Iroquois in 1687, beginning a the long conflict between the French and the tribe. The area became a part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase after the American Revolution. The town was established in 1839. It was developed as vacation area for the residents of the City of Rochester in the late 19th century. Irondequoit was once referred to as the Coney Island of Western New York.

Irondequoit and nearby Attractions

  • Durand-Eastman Park
  • Seabreeze Amusement Park
  • Irondequoit Bay West Park
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • Ellwanger Garden
  • Seneca Park Zoo

Things To Do In Irondequoit

Irondequoit offers several recreational activities for both its residents and visitors. You can visit the Seabreeze Amusement Park, McAvoy Park, Irondequoit Bay West Park, Joshua Park and the Durand-Eastman Park. Golf lovers can also visit the Parkside Whispering Pines, which is the oldest miniature golf course in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Irondequoit Transportation

Greater Rochester International is the nearest major airport.

Irondequoit Higher Education

University of Rochester, Saint John Fisher College and Nazareth College of Rochester are nearby.

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High Points

Irondequoit strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 15% Irondequoit Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Irondequoit, New York

Comparing Irondequoit to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Racial Diversity 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 5
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 6

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Irondequoit Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 69 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14617, 14621, 14622
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.213
Longitude -77.58

Irondequoit Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Irondequoit Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 52,354 100%
Male 24,109 46%
Female 28,245 54%
Under 18 11,481 21.9%
18+ 40,873 78.1%
65+ 11,770 22.5%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.91
White 48,707 93%
African-American 1,857 3.5%
Asian 514 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 79 0.2%
Other 533 1%
Mixed Race 654 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,602 3.1%

Irondequoit Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 28.5%
German 15.6%
Irish 13%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.6%
English 7.4%
Polish 4.9%
US/American 3.3%
Ukrainian 3%
French (except Basque) 2%
Dutch 1.7%
Scottish 1.3%
Turkish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Macedonian 0.7%
Canadian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Irondequoit 52,354 $55,493
Brighton 35,584 $70,436
East Rochester 6,650 $48,553
Greece 14,614 $54,608
Pittsford 1,418 $69,297
Rochester 219,773 $31,257
Webster 5,216 $49,471
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