Spencerport, New York
|Elevation||550 ft (167.6 m)|
|Area||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|- land||1.4 sq mi (4 km2)|
|- water||0.04 sq mi (0 km2), 2.67%|
|Mayor||Joyce Lobene (2010)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Spencerport Airpark (D91) is a grass strip general aviation airport south of the village.
Spencerport is located at (43.189312, -77.804132).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (2.14%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,559 people, 1,413 households, and 1,001 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,609.7 people per square mile (1,010.4/km2). There were 1,453 housing units at an average density of 1,065.4 per square mile (412.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.53% White, 0.56% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.
There were 1,413 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the village the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $56,850, and the median income for a family was $62,326. Males had a median income of $44,167 versus $29,722 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,515. About 0.8% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
In 1804, Daniel Spencer bought a farm about 1 1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) north of Ogden Center. When the Erie Canal opened, the farm, through which the canal passed at the Canawaugus Road, was sold to become the first village lots. As a port on the canal, the area was called Spencer's Basin and later changed to Spencerport.
On April 22, 1867 the New York State Legislature incorporated Spencerport as a Village and William Slayton was elected as its first mayor.
Sites of interest
- Erie Canal
- Canal Locks - residents refer to this area of the Erie Canal as the "Un-Mall"
- Pineway Ponds Park - home to a large playground and multi-use recreation facility
- Springdale Farm - an agricultural education facility open to the public, serves as a day program site for adults with developmental disabilities
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- Danielle Downey, LPGA Golfer: went to school in Spencerport.
- A.J. Kitt, world class skier: family from Spencerport.
- Martin Sargent, professional "nerd" and host of TWIF, as well as a podcaster and blogger: went to school in Spencerport.
- Alan Zemaitis, NFL cornerback: went to school in Spencerport.
- Rick Suhr, Olympic Pole Vault coach 2008, 2012.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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