Gates, New York

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Gates is a town in Monroe County, New York. The town is named after General Horatio Gates.The population was 29,275 at the 2000 census. Gates-North Gates census-designated place is located within the town's boundaries.

The Town of Gates is in the southwest part of the county.



The Town of Gates was organized in 1797 as Northampton in Ontario County. In 1808 the town was subdivided and the part still called Northampton was renamed the Town of Gates and incorporated on April 1, 1813 in honor of General Horatio Gates. Parts of the town were later detached to form the City of Rochester and the Town of Greece, both of which now border the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.3 square miles (39.7 km²), of which, 15.2 square miles (39.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.


The Legislative branch of the government of the Town of Gates is a four-member town council whose members are elected every four years. The members of the town council are currently Frank X. Alkofer, Chris B. Diponzio, Mark McIntee, and Elaine P. Tette. The Executive branch of the government of the Town of Gates is the Town Supervisor, who is elected every two years. The current Town Supervisor is Mark W. Assini, who was first elected in November 2009.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 29,275 people, 11,730 households, and 8,046 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,921.8 people per square mile (742.2/km²). There were 12,049 housing units at an average density of 791.0/sq mi (305.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.62% White, 6.38% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.92% of the population.

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