Jordan, New York

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Jordan is a village in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 1,314 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Syracuse Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Village of Jordan is located in the northwest part of the Town of Elbridge, west of Syracuse.

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History

The village bloomed with the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. Due to the canal, Jordan became larger than Elbridge Village, farther south.

Jordan became an incorporated village in 1835.

In 1983, much of the village was included in the Jordan Village Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography

Jordan is located at 43°3′57″N 76°28′22″W / 43.06583°N 76.47278°W / 43.06583; -76.47278 (43.065779, -76.472915)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

The village was formerly located on the Erie Canal, which has been re-routed farther north. The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes north of the village, but there is no interchange at all in the town. (there should be!)

Skaneateles Creek flows through the village. The Jordan Aqueduct still stands where the Erie Canal crossed Skaneateles Creek.

Jordan is by the junction of New York State Route 31 and New York State Route 317.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,314 people, 499 households, and 336 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,136.7 people per square mile (437.4/km²). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 468.9/sq mi (180.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.34% White, 0.46% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

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