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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,460
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+5,074
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married40.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.2%
Median Earnings25+$34,018
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,217
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,169

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,924
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$799
Median House Value$161,200

Ancestry

Irish22.2%
English17.4%
Italian16.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.6%
Dutch4.5%
Polish4.1%
Scottish3.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Canadian1.8%
Greek1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Serbian1%
Swedish0.9%
Danishn0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.5%
Russian0.4%
German0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Arab0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Canandaigua Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ontario County
Standard Zip Codes14424, 14425
Phone Area Codes585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.88
Approximate Longitude-77.28

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)

StationCANANDAIGUA 3 S
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationHEMLOCK
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches
StationAVON
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomfield1,412$71,607
Clifton Springs2,303$68,558
Manchester9,390$63,043
Rushville716$63,250
Shortsville1,361$73,864
Victor14,587$120,629

Canandaigua Public Libraries

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

Va Medical Center - Canandaigua
(Government - Federal)
400 Fort Hill Ave
Ff Thompson Hospital
(Non-profit)
350 Parrish Street
(585) 396-6000

Canandaigua Public Schools

Canandaigua Academy
435 East St
ZIP: 14424
(585) 396-3800
High
Total Enrollment 1167
Canandaigua Middle School
215 Granger St
ZIP: 14424
(585) 396-3850
Middle
Total Enrollment 853
Canandaigua Primary School
96 W Gibson St
ZIP: 14424
(585) 396-3930
Canandaigua Primary-elementary School
90 W Gibson St
ZIP: 14424
(585) 396-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 1616

Canandaigua Private Schools

Canandaigua Montessori School
400 Fort Hill Ave Building 34
ZIP: 14424
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
St Mary School
16 Gibson St
ZIP: 14424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 174
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