Scottsville, New York

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Scottsville is a village in southwestern Monroe County, New York, United States, and is in the northeastern part of the Town of Wheatland. The population was 2,128 at the 2000 census. The village is named after an early settler, Isaac Scott. Most Scottsvillians work in and around the city of Rochester, New York -- the village of Scottsville is located about a ten minute drive from the outer limits of the city.

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History

Isaac Scott, one of the first settlers, arrived in 1790 and purchased 150 acres (0.61 km2) of land from owners who lived in London and Great Britain. This land covered much of what is now the village of Scottsville. Scott's log house was at the southwest corner of Main and Rochester Streets in the village.

Geography

Scottsville is located at 43°1′19″N 77°45′13″W / 43.02194°N 77.75361°W / 43.02194; -77.75361 (43.021813, -77.753545).[1]

The village is located one mile (1.6 km) west of the junction of Oatka Creek and the Genesee River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,128 people, 835 households, and 591 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,968.1 people per square mile (760.8/km²). There were 852 housing units at an average density of 788.0/sq mi (304.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.92% White, 4.32% African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.96% of the population.

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