Demographics

demographics

The Town of Irondequoit is blessed with stunning scenery, thanks to its location on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Genesee River and the Irondequoit Bay. The Town of Irondequoit is also one of the largest suburbs in Monroe County, with 51,692 residents, including 3,929 veterans, and 13,939 families.

The vast majority of Irondequoit’s residents own their own home (approx. 80%), and have less than a 20-minute commute to work. There are an estimated 22,002 households, with 90.7% having lived in the same house for more than a year, an indicator of stability. The median value of owner-occupied housing is $113,700.

Irondequoit is approximately 15 square miles, but is 16.8 when water is included. The population density is approximately 3,446 with the 2.32 persons per household.

Nearly 5,000 residents have a graduate or professional degree (13.5%), 18.1% have a college degree, 12.1% have an associates degree, 17.9% have some college education, and 88.3% have a high school degree or higher.

Approximately 87% of the population is White, 7.7% African American, 6.2% Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% Asian, 2.1% of two or more races, and 0.2% American Indian or Alaska Native. Reported ancestry is Italian (26.8%), German (22.4%), Irish (17%), English (14.9%), Polish (6.8%) and 2% Ukrainian.

Nearly 23% of Irondequoit families earn $100,000 or more annually. The median family income is $65,673 annually and the mean family income is $76,341 annually. More than 16% of Irondequoit households earn $100,000 or higher annually. Median household income is $52,125 and mean household income is $64,640. The per capita income is $28,062.

The majority of households in Irondequoit are families (63.4%) with children under 18 (26.3%). Most are married couples (47.8%) with children under 18 years old (17.6%). Residents living alone are 31.9%.

Nearly 65% of the population is employed in the civilian labor force, 38.9% in management, business, science and arts positions; 29.1% in sales and office positions, and 16% in service positions.

 
Geography
 
iron-demo-mapAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Town of Irondequoit has a total area of 16.8 square miles, of which 15.2 square miles is land and 1.6 square miles is water.
 
The Town lies between the Genesee River on the west and Irondequoit Bay on the east.  The north border of the Town is the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
 
An unusual boundary exists between the town of Irondequoit and the City of Rochester.  On the western border of Irondequoit, the city claims a thin strip that extends northward along the banks of the river from Seneca Park to Lake Ontario, at some points less than 50 yards from the shore.  In other words, the City of Rochester claims the entire eastern shore of the Genesee, and the border of the Town of Irondequoit never reaches the river.
 
Similarly, the northern half of Durand Eastman Park (including Durand Beach), lies within the city’s borders, along with a narrow strip running along Culver Road for approximately five miles southward to Norton Street.  This leads to much confusion, even among long-term residents, about whether places such as Seneca Park or Durand Eastman Park lie within the Town of Irondequoit or the city of Rochester.  In fact, Seneca Park was annexed by the City of Rochester in 1891, and Durand Eastman Park was given to the city in 1908. 
 
Source: US Census Bureau