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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 51,337
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 25,055
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $39,649
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,117
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,870

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,167
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $822
Median House Value $117,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0.2%
English 11.4%
Irish 14.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station ROCHESTER MONROE CO AP
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
Station BROCKPORT
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
Station SODUS CENTER
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brighton 36,929 $94,343
East Rochester 6,678 $56,528
Greece 96,674 $67,402
Pittsford 29,608 $119,976
Webster 43,750 $87,448

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

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