Phoenix, New York

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Phoenix, New York
Phoenix, New York is located in New York
Phoenix, New York
Phoenix, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°13′53″N 76°17′53″W / 43.23139°N 76.29806°W / 43.23139; -76.29806Coordinates: 43°13′53″N 76°17′53″W / 43.23139°N 76.29806°W / 43.23139; -76.29806[1]
Country United States
State New York
County Oswego
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 371 ft (113 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,382
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 13135
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-57661 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0960322 [1]
Website Village Website

Phoenix is a village in Oswego County, New York, United States.[1] The population was 2,382 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from Alexander Phoenix. The village of Phoenix lies in the Lake Ontario lake-effect snow belt, with seasonal snow totals regularly exceeding 200 in (510 cm). Phoenix lies in the southwest part of the town of Schroeppel.


The village was incorporated in 1848.

At around 11:00 pm on September 23, 1916, Phoenix was nearly completely devastated by a fire that destroyed most of the business district, killing 1 person. The fire knocked out use of the fire fighting pumps that the village relied on. The fire lasted until early morning of the 24th.[2]

On April 20, 2002, around 6:50 am, many residents of Phoenix were shaken awake by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake centered near Plattsburgh, New York.[3] No damage or injuries were reported in the area.

The Northrup-Gilbert House, St. John's Episcopal Church, and Sweet Memorial Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


The village is on the east side of the Oswego River and the Oswego Canal. Phoenix is located at 43°13′53″N 76°17′53″W / 43.23139°N 76.29806°W / 43.23139; -76.29806 (43.231324, -76.298066).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2), of which 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2) is land and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) (8.80%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 2,251
2010 2,382 5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,251 people, 959 households, and 578 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,966.2 people per square mile (762.4/km²). There were 1,041 housing units at an average density of 909.3 per square mile (352.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.22% White, 0.36% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.

There were 959 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,199, and the median income for a family was $36,442. Males had a median income of $29,542 versus $22,412 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,434. About 9.6% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

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