Richmond, New York

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Richmond
Town
Richmond, New York is located in New York
Richmond
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°48′N 77°32′W / 42.800°N 77.533°W / 42.800; -77.533
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyOntario
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorRalph F. Angelo (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total44.3 sq mi (114.8 km2)
 • Land42.4 sq mi (109.9 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,361
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code36-61544
GNIS feature ID0978648
 
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Richmond
Town
Richmond, New York is located in New York
Richmond
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°48′N 77°32′W / 42.800°N 77.533°W / 42.800; -77.533
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyOntario
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • Town SupervisorRalph F. Angelo (R)
 • Town Council
Area
 • Total44.3 sq mi (114.8 km2)
 • Land42.4 sq mi (109.9 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,361
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code36-61544
GNIS feature ID0978648

Richmond is a town in Ontario County, New York, United States. The population was 3,361 at the 2010 census. The town is on the western border of the county, south of Rochester.

History[edit]

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[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 44.3 square miles (115 km2), of which, 42.4 square miles (110 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[edit]

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 per square mile (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.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,536, and the median income for a family was $54,306. Males had a median income of $36,114 versus $26,461 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,808. About 1.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Richmond operates under a typical New York State municipal government. It has a legislative branch of five town council members, one being the town supervisor, and a judicial branch consisting of two justices. The center of all town government functions is at the Richmond town hall. The town hall is located on Main St. (US Route 20A) in the hamlet of Honeoye.

Each town council member is elected to serve a four year term, with the exception of the town supervisor who serves a two year term. As of January 1, 2012, the town board members for the town of Richmond are:

The town clerk is elected to serve a two year term. As of January 1, 2012, the Town Clerk for the town of Richmond is:

Town justices are elected to serve a two year term. As of January 1, 2012, the justices for the town of Richmond are:

The highway superintendent is elected to serve a two year term. As of January 1, 2012, the Town Highway Superintendent for the town of Richmond is:

Communities and locations in Richmond[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ [1] History of the town of Richmond

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°48′N 77°32′W / 42.800°N 77.533°W / 42.800; -77.533