Richmond, New York

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Richmond is a town in Ontario County, New York, United States. The population was 3,452 at the 2000 census. The town is on the western border of the county, south of Rochester.

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History

Richmond was part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase. The area was first settled around 1790. The town was established in 1796 as "Pittstown," but was later renamed "Honeoye." In 1815, the name was changed to "Richmond." More territory was added to Richmond from the Town of Canadice in 1836. Parts of the Towns of Bristol and South Bristol were added to Richmond in 1848, but were returned to the source towns in 1852.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.3 square miles (114.8 km²), of which, 42.4 square miles (109.9 km²) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it (4.29%) is water.

The west town line is the border of Livingston County. Most of Honeoye Lake, one of the minor Finger Lakes, is inside the town. Honeoye Creek, the lake's outlet, flows northward through the town.

US 20A crosses the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,452 people, 1,315 households, and 973 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.4 people per square mile (31.4/km²). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 40.6/sq mi (15.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.61% White, 0.06% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.35% Asian, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 1,315 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.

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