Canadice, New York

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Canadice is a town in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 1,846 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Canadice is in the Finger Lake district of New York and is in the southwest part of its county.



When the county was formed, Canadice was within a district named, in turn "Pittstown," "Honeoye," and "Richmond." Settlement began around 1795 near the shore of Honeoye Lake. The town was first established in 1829 from the Town of Richmond, but was not fully organized until the next year. A part of Canadice was taken back by Richmond in 1836.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.5 square miles (84.0 km²), of which, 30.0 square miles (77.8 km²) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it (7.43%) is water.

The east town line is partly defined by Honeoye Lake, the west town line by Hemlock Lake, and Canadice Lake is entirely within the town, both minor Finger Lakes.

The south and west town lines are the border of Livingston County.

New York State Route 15A is a north-south highway in the town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,846 people, 774 households, and 516 families residing in the town. The population density was 61.5 people per square mile (23.7/km²). There were 1,094 housing units at an average density of 36.4/sq mi (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.10% White, 0.49% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 774 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.83.

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