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Clifton Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
2 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432      Phone:  315-462-8200

Clifton Springs Area Statistics & Information

Population and economic statistics for Clifton Springs, and the surrounding area.

Basic Stats

    Village population - 2223 (2000 census)
    Median age - 38.3
    Median houshold income - $42,411
    Avg. income per capita - $18,587

Housing

    Housing Units - 921
    Median home value - $94,917
    Median home age - 38.3 years
    Home appreciation - 3.7% yearly

Education

    High school graduates - 85.4%
    College degree (2yr) - 11.2%
    College degree (4yr) - 11.5%
    Students per teacher - 15.7
    Expenditures per student - $7,396

Economy

    Unemployment rate - 7.0%
    Future job growth - 7.9%
    Cost of living index - 88.2 (overall cost of living where 100 equals the national avg.)

Health

    Air quality - 55 (EPA rating scale of 1-100 where 100 is the best)
    Watershed quality - 55 (EPA rating scale of 1-100 where 100 is the best)
    Physicians per 100,000 people - 212.8 (national avg. is 168.5)
    Superfund site index - 100 (EPA rating scale of 1-100 where 100 is the best)
    UV index - 3.3 (scale of 1-10 where 10 represents the greatest danger)

Climate

    Altitude above sea level - 573 ft.
    Annual rainfall - 34.4 in.
    Annual snowfall - 43.4 in.
    January avg. low temp. - 15.3 degrees
    July avg. high temp. - 81.0 degrees
    Days of precipitation annually - 160
    Days mostly sunny annually - 165
    Comfort index - 55 (scale of 1-100 where higher values indicate a more comfortable climate)

Crime

    Violent Crime Risk Index - 1.0 (scale of 1-10 where 1 is lowest risk, 10 is highest)
    Property Crime Risk Index - 2.0 (scale of 1-10 where 1 is lowest risk, 10 is highest)

County Information
(courtesy Ontario County Office of Economic Development & Industrial Development Agency)

    Location
    Southeast of Rochester, NY, off I-90, in the heart of the Western New York's Finger Lakes Region.

    Major Cities
    (2000 Census)
    Canandaigua Population - 11,264
    Geneva Population - 13,617

    County Population
    (2000 census)
    100,224
    100,888 (2001 estimate)

    Area
    644 square miles, rural and suburban in nature

    Government
    Governed by a Board of Supervisors, elected representatives from the 16 towns, and the cities of Canandaigua and Geneva.

    Work Force
    53,238 people comprise our well-balanced work force recognized for its high percentage of skilled and professional level workers and for being one of the most productive in the nation. Labor costs, however, are often below those in adjoining metropolitan centers.

    Per Capita Income
    $18,950 (Source - Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council's estimate based on what the US Census Bureau Census 2000 found for income and what the 1989 adjusted for inflation figures were. Will be updated following the release of further Census 2000 data.)

    Median Household Income
    $44,579 (Source - Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council's estimate based on what the US Census Bureau Census 2000 found for income and what the 1989 adjusted for inflation figures were. Will be updated following the release of further Census 2000 data.)

    Manufacturing Establishments
    225

Top 10 Employers - Ontario County

Rank

Company

Employees

1

Thompson Health/Hospital
Health Care Service

1,323

2

Pactiv Corporation
Manufacturer of polystyrene foam, food containers and consumer products

1,150

3

Ontario County
Government

1,000

4

VA Medical Group
Health Care Service

854

5

Finger Lakes Community College
Education

756

6

Clifton Springs Hospital - Clifton Springs
Health Care

690

7

Hobart William Smith College
Education Service

677

8

Geneva General Hospital / Finger Lakes Health Systems
Health Care Services

600

9

Canandaigua Brands
Wine production

500

10

G.W. Lisk Co. - Clifton Springs
Manufacturer of Solenoids, Valves and Flame Arresters

480

Utilities

    Telephone & Internet

    Ontario Telephone Company, Inc.
    7890 Lehigh Crossing
    Victor, NY  14564
    866.353.7209
     
    Finger Lakes Technology Group
    7890 Lehigh Crossing
    Victor, NY  14564
    800.653.6124
     
    FrontierInternet.com/phone.html 
    877.723.4703

    Gas & Electric
    New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG)
    Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. (NIMO)
    Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. (RG&E)

    Water
    Municipal supplies

    Waste water
    Village and County treatment facilities

    Health Care
    A substantial number of physicians, high quality hospitals in Canadaigua, Geneva, and Clifton Springs as well as several HMO's, skilled nursing facilities, home care programs and a progressive community health services department meet the needs of the local population. The principal insurance provider, in what has been recognized nationally as a model health care system, is Blue Cross and Blue Shield which offers a variety of programs under its constantly expanding umbrella.

Transportation

    Road
    (East-West): New York State Thruway (I-90); NYS Rts. 96 and 5&20.
    (North-South): Rte.332 (Thruway to Canandaigua) Rte.14 Thruway to Geneva.
    The County Area Transit System (CATS) operates in Ontario County.

    Air
    The Greater Rochester International Airport
    The Hancock International Airport in Syracuse
    Ontario County Industrial Development Agency Airport in Canandaigua

    Rail
    Finger Lakes Rail Road
    Norfolk Southern
    Ontario Central Rail Road

    Water
    The Finger Lakes are connected to the New York State Inland Water system.

Higher Educational Institutions

    Nearly 40 highly respected colleges and universities are less than an hour's drive from Ontario County. Leading institutions include the University of Rochester, Syracuse University, Cornell University and Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Local higher educational institutions within Ontario County include Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Finger Lakes Community College and Cornell University's Agricultural Experiment Station.

Housing

    Well-maintained and affordable homes in established neighborhoods, contemporary housing developments, apartments and condos, provide a wide variety of pleasant, safe environments for living and raising families. Leisure Time Activities Golf, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming, down-hill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and tours of local estate wineries, number among an unlimited array of recreational opportunities in and around Ontario County.

Public Golf Courses

    Bristol Harbour (Canandaigua)
    Centerpointe Country Club (Canandaigua)
    Parkview Fairways (Bloomfield)
    Seneca Lake (Geneva)
    Victor Hills Golf Club (Victor)
    Winged Pheasant Golf Links (Farmington)
    The Big Oak Public Golf Course (Geneva)

Churches

    Major denominations are represented in more that 80 churches within Ontario County. The County has the only Synagogue between Rochester and Syracuse.

Culture

    Theatric productions and concert programs within the County, such as the Smith Opera House in Geneva, are supplemented by theatre, music, dance, museums, historical and science attractions in nearby metropolitan centers.

Sports

    Collegiate and professional baseball, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer are available in Rochester, Syracuse and Ithaca - all are equal to or less than a hour's drive away.

Sources:
Sperling's BestPlaces - http://www.bestplaces.net
Ontario County Office of Economic Development & Industrial Development Agency

 

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