Le Roy (village), New York


Le Roy (village), New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Le Roy, New York
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
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subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Genesee
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area_total_km2 = 7.0
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area_total_sq_mi = 2.7
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 4462
population_density_km2 = 638.9
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
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Le Roy is a village in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 4,462 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Le Roy lies in the center of the Town of Le Roy at the intersection of Routes 5 and 19.

History

The first land settled in the town lies to the east of the village.The Village of Le Roy was incorporated in 1834.

Le Roy is the birthplace of Jell-O.

The village was an early center for the manufacture of patent medicines by companies such as S. C. Wells & Co. and household chemicals. Products produced in Le Roy included Mustarine, a patent mustard-plaster compound, and Rough On Rats, a rodent poison. Earliest businesses in the village is the Bank of LeRoy (founded 1834, now BankOne) and the Gazette-News newspaper (defunct 1984).

Geography

Le Roy is located at coor dms|42|58|32|N|77|59|26|W|city (42.975656, -77.990792)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Oatka Creek, a tributary of the Genesee River flows past the village.

New York State Route 19 intersects New York State Route 5 in LeRoy.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,462 people, 1,845 households, and 1,114 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,654.8 people per square mile (638.1/km²). There were 1,980 housing units at an average density of 734.3/sq mi (283.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.73% White, 2.47% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 1,845 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,168, and the median income for a family was $43,594. Males had a median income of $36,740 versus $21,306 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,565. About 6.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

See also

*Le Roy (town), New York

References

External links

* [http://www.villageofleroy.org/ Village site]
* [http://www.leroyny.gov Town of Le Roy site]
* [http://www.jellogallery.org/ Jell-O Gallery in Le Roy]


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