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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population51,135
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+24,963
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married47.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.4%
Median Earnings25+$39,677
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,243
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,711

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,496
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$844
Median House Value$118,000

Ancestry

Italian20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.8%
Irish15.7%
English10.5%
Polish6.1%
French Except Basque3.1%
Dutch2.4%
Ukrainian2.3%
Scottish1.8%
African1.4%
Canadian1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Turkish0.8%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.7%
Arab0.6%
Swiss0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Iranian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Irondequoit Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monroe County
Standard Zip Codes14609, 14617, 14622
Phone Area Codes585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.18
Approximate Longitude-77.55

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)

StationROCHESTER MONROE CO AP
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationBROCKPORT
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip30.2 inches
StationSODUS CENTER
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Rochester6,679$59,404
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