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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,598
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens22.1%
Employed Population 16+1,823
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,264
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,889

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,365
% Above Poverty Level78%
% Below Poverty Level22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work16.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.6%
Median Gross Rent$681
Median House Value$104,400

Ancestry

Irish22.8%
English15.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.9%
Italian9%
Danishn6.7%
Dutch5.4%
French Except Basque3.6%
Polish2.5%
Swedish1.5%
Scottish1.5%
Czech1.1%
Canadian1.1%
Swiss0.7%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
German0.1%
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Penn Yan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Yates County
Standard Zip Codes14527
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.66
Approximate Longitude-77.05

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)

StationPENN YAN
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.4 inches
StationCANANDAIGUA 3 S
Distance17.5 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
StationAURORA RESEARCH FARM
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dundee1,656$53,750
Interlaken678$59,167
Lodi1,615$63,958
Ovid2,208$52,888
Rushville716$63,250

Penn Yan Public Libraries

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

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Penn Yan Hospitals

Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
418 N Main St
(315) 531-2000

Penn Yan Public Schools

Penn Yan Academy
305 Court St
ZIP: 14527
(315) 536-4408
High
Total Enrollment 576
Penn Yan Elementary School
3 School Dr
ZIP: 14527
(315) 536-3346
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Penn Yan Middle School
515 Liberty St
ZIP: 14527
(315) 536-3366
Middle
Total Enrollment 318

Penn Yan Private Schools

Benton Mennonite School
2510 Baldwin Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Creekside Mennonite School
2218 Welker Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Emmanuel Baptist Academy
332 Main St
ZIP: 14527
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
Kashong School
1648 Coree Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
New Conquest Mennonite School
Hazzard Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Pine Grove Mennonite School
2202 Sutton Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
St Michaels Elementary School
214 Keuka St
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
Sunny Haven Mennonite School
2535 Havens Corners Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Torrey Ridge Mennonite School
1793 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Townline School
1150 Townline Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Valley View School
3376 Petersburg Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
West Wood Mennonite School
3061 Townline Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Wood Corner Mennonite School
Baker Rd
ZIP: 14527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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