Sodus (village), New York

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Sodus (village), New York
Sodus (village), New York is located in New York
Sodus (village), New York
Sodus (village), New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 43°14′16″N 77°03′43″W / 43.23778°N 77.06194°W / 43.23778; -77.06194Coordinates: 43°14′16″N 77°03′43″W / 43.23778°N 77.06194°W / 43.23778; -77.06194
Country United States
State New York
County Wayne
Town Sodus
Settled 1809
Incorporated December 30, 1917 (1917-12-30)
Named for "Assorodus," the Cayuga language work for "silvery water"
 • Mayor F. "Ted" Powley
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 432 ft (133 m)
Population (2000)[citation needed]
 • Total 1,735
 • Density 1,873.6/sq mi (720.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code(s) 14551
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-68209
GNIS feature ID 0965619

Sodus is a village in Wayne County, New York, USA. The population was 1,735 at the 2000 census.

The Village of Sodus is near the center of the Town of Sodus and lies between Rochester and Syracuse. The village contains the government center for the Town of Sodus.


The village area was part of the Iroquois Confederacy's territory. Specifically, this was territory of the Onondaga nation for many years. They camped at lake edge, where they could fish. They hunted in the interior woods. After the American Revolution, in which the Onondagas and most Iroquois tribes had allied with Great Britain, they were forced to cede their lands to New York as part of the peace settlement (Treaty of Fort Stanwix). Migrating with Loyalists after Britain's defeat, the tribes relocated to Upper Canada across Lake Ontario, where the British government made some allotments for their reservations.

The first European-American settler arrived at what became Sodus in 1809, as part of the great postwar migration of settlers from New England into western New York. The village was incorporated in 1917.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.

The village is on New York State Route 104, which passes around the north part of the village and is at the north end of New York State Route 88. County Roads 134 (Maple Avenue) and 143 (West Main Street/State Street) also lead into the village.

Sodus is south of the Lake Ontario shore and southwest of Sodus Bay.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,735 people, 694 households, and 439 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,873.6 people per square mile (720.3/km²). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 842.3 per square mile (323.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 79.94% White, 14.47% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 3.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.86% of the population.

There were 694 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 80.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $33,603, and the median income for a family was $39,911. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $23,315 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,199. About 12.6% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

School system[edit]

The Sodus Central School District comprises two buildings. The Sodus Central Elementary School contains students in grades K-5. The other building has students of the Middle and High Schools, containing grades 6-8 and 9-12, respectively.


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