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Overview

Introduction to Penn Yan, New York

Penn Yan, New York, in Yates County, is 44 miles SE of Rochester, New York and 93 miles E of Buffalo, New York.

Penn Yan History

Penn Yan was founded by Abraham Waggener. The early settlers in this region were mostly followers of Jemima Wilkinson, who claimed to have received a divine commission. The first house in this area was built in 1799. Penn Yan was officially incorporated on April 29, 1833.

Penn Yan and nearby Attractions

  • Oliver House Museum
  • Belhurst Castle
  • Ellwanger Garden
  • Sonnenberg Gardens
  • Keuka Lake State Park

Things To Do In Penn Yan

Local museums include Bloomfield Academy Museum, the Dundee Area Historical Society and Ontario County Historical Museum. Nearby historical sites include Belhurst Castle, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and Sonnenberg Gardens. Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park, Cayuga Lake State Park, Sampson State Park and Seneca Park Zoo are all accessible from Penn Yan as well.

Penn Yan Transportation

Air transportation is available from Greater Rochester International Airport.

Penn Yan Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Finger Lakes Community College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Keuka College.

People

Total Population 4,815
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,014
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 34.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,972
% Above Poverty Level 73.7%
% Below Poverty Level 26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 16.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $104,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
US/American 0%
English 19%
Irish 21.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Penn Yan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles SE of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Yates
Standard Zip Codes 14527
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.66
Longitude -77.054

Penn Yan 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 PENN YAN
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station CANANDAIGUA 3 S
Distance 17.5 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 AURORA RESEARCH FARM
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dresden 548 $58,542
Dundee 1,448 $51,328
Interlaken 703 $65,000
Lodi 1,636 $62,391
Ovid 2,166 $54,167

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Penn Yan Public Libraries

Library
Penn Yan Public Library
214 MAIN STREET
Penn Yan, New York
(315) 536-6114
Library Web Site

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Penn Yan Hospitals

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF YATES
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
418 NORTH MAIN STREET
(315) 787-4175
Emergency Service: Yes

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Penn Yan High Schools

PENN YAN ACAD
305 COURT ST
315-536-4408
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 645 students.

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