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Overview

Introduction to Fredonia, New York

Fredonia, New York, in Chautauqua county, is 38 miles SW of Buffalo, New York. The village is located in the Jamestown metropolitan area.

Fredonia History

The present-day Village of Fredonia was originally inhabited by Mound Builder, Erie, Iroquoi and Seneca Native Americans, and was known as Canadaway. Robert Morris purchased the land and sold it to the Holland Land Company in 1791. The first European settlers of the area arrived in the early 1800s. William Hart dug a gas well in the village in 1821 and the Fredonia Gas Light Company was established in 1858, becoming the first natural gas company of United States. The village was incorporated in 1829.

Fredonia and nearby Attractions

  • D.R. Barker Historic Museum
  • Dunkirk Historical Museum
  • Lake Erie State Park
  • Lucile M Wright Air Museum
  • Lincoln Bedell Statue Park
  • Evangola State Park

Things To Do In Fredonia

During you stay in Fredonia, you can visit the Barker Darwin R. Museum and the Dunkirk Historical Museum to explore the area’s history and culture. You can also visit the Evangola State Park and Lincoln Bedell Statue Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Sugar Hill Golf Course. Apart from these, the village of Fredonia also organizes a number of recreational activities and events throughout the year such as the Victorian Dazzle and the Red, White and Blues Festival.

Fredonia Transportation

Air transportation is available from Buffalo International Airport.

Fredonia Higher Education

SUNY College at Fredonia is the local college. Jamestown Community College, D'youville College and Saint Bonaventure University also offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,801
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+4,368
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married37.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.8%
Median Earnings25+$38,628
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,162

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,679
% Above Poverty Level76.2%
% Below Poverty Level23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$640
Median House Value$128,900

Ancestry

Italian25.7%
German25.3%
Irish20.2%
Polish14.4%
English12.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
French Except Basque2.8%
Swedish2.4%
Scottish1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Russian0.9%
West Indian0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Greek0.5%
African0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Canadian0.2%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Fredonia Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chautauqua County
Standard Zip Codes14063
Phone Area Codes716
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.44
Approximate Longitude-79.33

Fredonia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFREDONIA
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 32 F
Apr Temp37 to 55 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationGOWANDA CORRECTIONAL
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches
StationLITTLE VALLEY
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp13 to 29 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brocton1,578$46,012
Cassadaga710$56,750
Dunkirk12,186$44,892
Forestville628$51,607
Silver Creek2,577$54,907
South Dayton704$56,875

Fredonia Public Libraries

Darwin R. Barker Library Association
7 DAY STREET
Fredonia, New York
(716) 672-8051

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Fredonia Public Schools

Fredonia Elementary School
425 E Main St
ZIP: 14063
(716) 679-1581
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Fredonia High School
425 E Main St
ZIP: 14063
(716) 679-1581
High
Total Enrollment 501
Fredonia Middle School
425 E Main St
ZIP: 14063
(716) 679-1581
Middle
Total Enrollment 450
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