Mendon, New York

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Mendon is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States. The population was 8,370 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Mendon is on the south border of the county.

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History

The Town of Mendon was organized in 1813 in Ontario County, New York and was annexed by Monroe County when the county was created in 1821. Mendon got its name from Caleb Taft, an early settler, who came from Mendon, Massachusetts.

Geography

The town is bordered on the north by the town of Pittsford, on the west by the towns of Henrietta and Rush, and on the south and east by Ontario County. Honeoye Creek enters across the south town line. The town is made up mostly of horse farms and family homes. The highest elevations in Monroe County are in Mendon, at 1028 feet above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.0 square miles (103.5 km²), of which, 39.8 square miles (103.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.35%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,370 people, 3,070 households, and 2,348 families residing in the town. The population density was 210.3 people per square mile (81.2/km²). There were 3,138 housing units at an average density of 78.8/sq mi (30.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.47% White, 0.72% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 3,070 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.

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