Macedon (village), New York


Macedon (village), New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Macedon, New York
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
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subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Wayne
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area_total_sq_mi = 1.2
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1496
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code = 14502
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Macedon is a village located in the Town of Macedon in Wayne County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,496.

The Village of Macedon is in the south-central part of the town and is southeast of Rochester, NY.

The village of Macedon is also home to Boy Scout Troop 166.

History

Macedon became an inland port, located on the Erie Canal (completed in 1825).The village was incorporated in 1856. Lock 30 of the canal, located in Macedon, is still in use during the canal season.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²). 3.2 km² (1.2 sq mi) of it is land and 0.81% is water.

The village is located on the Erie Canal and the junction of New York State Route 31, New York State Route 31F, and New York State Route 350.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,496 people, 558 households, and 412 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,222.6 people per square mile (473.4/km²). There were 580 housing units at an average density of 474.0/sq mi (183.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.26% White, 1.00% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 558 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,774, and the median income for a family was $55,288. Males had a median income of $39,250 versus $27,738 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,503. About 5.6% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Dissolution

As of late 2007, a Dissolution Committee consisting of Elaine Doyle, Jim Doyle, Mark McKewan, Pete Henry, Aaron Cook, Dave Slimey [sic] , Jim Hoteling, and Consultant Don Larson was in the beginning phases of a dissolution study for the Village of Macedon. According to the village's website, this study was "designed to provide factual information that will ultimately provide village residents with a complete understanding of what this dissolution will mean to the village taxpayers."

The following were key areas of concern the Dissolution Committee would be reporting on:

* Will the dissolution of the village impact residents' short-term and long-term tax burden?

* Will the town assume responsibility for current services provided and at what cost?

* Will services be improved by dissolution?

* Will law enforcement be impacted by dissolution?

* Will the Town of Macedon provide water & sewer services?

* Will the Town of Macedon plow village streets and sidewalks?

* Will the Town of Macedon continue to provide brush & leaf pick-up as standard service to village residence?

* Who will provide code enforcement?

* Will the Town of Macedon operate and manage the Fire Department?

* Will the Town of Macedon combine the two Ambulance Services or dissolve the Village Ambulance Service?

* Will the Town of Macedon operate and manage the parks and cemetery?

* Will the Town of Macedon hire the existing village employees?

* What will happen to Village owned property? [ [http://www.villageofmacedon.org/dissolution.html Village of Macedon New York Website, Village Dissoultion Study page, accessed December 30, 2007] ]

External links

* [http://www.villageofmacedon.org/ Village of Macedon, NY]

References


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