- Candor (village), New York
official_name = Candor, New York
settlement_type = Village
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Tioga
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 1.1
area_land_km2 = 1.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.4
area_land_sq_mi = 0.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 855
population_density_km2 = 745.9
population_density_sq_mi = 1931.9
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 275
elevation_ft = 902
latd = 42 |latm = 13 |lats = 49 |latNS = N
longd = 76 |longm = 20 |longs = 16 |longEW = W
The Village of Candor is centrally located in the town and is south of
Ithaca, New York.
The first settlers arrived around 1795. In 1813 a fire burned much of the community. The source and meaning of the village name is not known. The community was formed from the consolidation of the neighboring communities of Candor Center and Candor Corners.
The village was incorporated in 1900.
Candor is located at coor dms|42|13|48|N|76|20|16|W|city (42.230169, -76.337909)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²). None of the area is covered with water.
Candor is at the junction of
New York State Route 96and New York State Route 96B(Ithaca Road). County Road 103 enters the village from the north.
The Catatonk Creek flows past the village.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 855 people, 346 households, and 223 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,931.9 people per square mile (750.3/km²). There were 373 housing units at an average density of 842.8/sq mi (327.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.61% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.
There were 346 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08. In the village the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $30,313, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $22,500 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $15,713. About 11.9% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.
Additional facts about Candor village
* The sociological study, "Small Town in Mass Society: Class, Power and Religion in a Rural Community" by A.J. Vidich and J. Bensman is about Candor and its environs.
* The singer/songwriter
Harry Chapincomposed a song referring to the village's name: [http://harrychapin.com/music/candor.shtml "The Mayor of Candor Lied"] . The song's content is fictional, but Chapin uses the village's name ironically in the song's story. He was familiar with the village and town from his days at Cornell Universityin nearby Ithaca, New York.
* [http://www.tiogacountyny.com/towns_villages/candor.php Town and Village of Candor]
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