Phoenix, New York

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Phoenix is a village in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 2,251 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from Alexander Phoenix. The village of Phoenix lies in the Lake Ontario lake-effect snow belt. Snow totals for a winter season regularly top 200 inches.

The Village of Phoenix lies in the southwest part of the Town of Schroeppel.



The village was incorporated in 1848.

At around 11:00 pm on September 23, 1916, Phoenix was nearly completely devastated by a fire that destroyed most of the business district, killing 1 person. The fire knocked out use of the fire fighting pumps that the village relied on. The fire lasted until early morning of the 24th.[1]

On April 20, 2002, around 6:50 am, many residents of Phoenix were shaken awake by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake centered near Plattsburgh, NY. No damage or injuries were reported in the area. The High school wrestling team is coached by Gene Mills.


The village is on the east side of the Oswego River and the Oswego Canal.

Phoenix is located at 43°13′53″N 76°17′53″W / 43.23139°N 76.29806°W / 43.23139; -76.29806 (43.231324, -76.298066)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2), of which 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) (8.80%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,251 people, 959 households, and 578 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,966.2 people per square mile (762.4/km²). There were 1,041 housing units at an average density of 909.3/sq mi (352.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.22% White, 0.36% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

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