Gorham, New York

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Population in 2010: 4,247. Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 2,090  (49.2%)
Females: 2,157  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 14424.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,591 (it was $43,138 in 2000)
Gorham:

$55,591
NY:

$62,909

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,703 (it was $20,736 in 2000)

Gorham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $163,107 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Gorham:

$163,107
NY:

$302,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $197,762; Detached houses: $210,109; Townhouses or other attached units: $192,303; In 2-unit structures: $178,114; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,442; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,030; Mobile homes: $47,884
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  • Races in Gorham, NY (2010)

    Gorham races chart
    • 4,10696.7%White alone
    • 741.7%Hispanic
    • 230.5%Black alone
    • 200.5%Asian alone
    • 190.4%Two or more races
    • 40.09%Other race alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone

Races in Gorham detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gorham: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.0%), German (20.0%), Irish (18.4%), United States (9.6%), Italian (9.3%), Dutch (8.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 890 feet

Land area: 48.9 square miles.

Population density: 87 people per square mile   (very low).

Gorham,NY real estate house value index trend

Gorham, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Gorham:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gorham town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

40 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.1%
New York:

20.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Gorham town:  1.9% ($1,845)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Gorham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (31.6 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (219.0 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities: Crystal Beach, NY (1.5 miles ), Rushville, NY (1.8 miles ), Hopewell, NY (2.4 miles ), Canandaigua, NY (2.5 miles ), Potter, NY (2.5 miles ), Middlesex, NY (2.6 miles ), Seneca, NY (2.8 miles ), Hall, NY (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $247,300
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $347,800
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $237,900
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $295,600
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $360,500
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $289,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.81 N, Longitude: 77.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 585

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Gorham: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gorham, New York

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Tornado activity:

Gorham-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/30/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Gorham town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 39.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gorham-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 165.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from Gorham center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 218.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 182.1 miles away from Gorham center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ontario County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gorham topographic map

Birthplace of: Frank Hershey (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Gorham:

  • ONTARIO COUNTY HHA CHHA (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • ONTARIO COUNTY HEALTH FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • F F THOMPSON HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • M M EWING CONTINUING CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • THOMPSON NH INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • ELM MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CANANDAIGUA, NY)
  • CLIFTON SPRINGS HOSPITAL AND CLINIC Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CLIFTON SPRINGS, NY)

airports located in Gorham:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gorham:

  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 5 miles; Canandaigua, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,732)
  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 13 miles; Geneva, NY; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Nazareth College (about 26 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Saint John Fisher College (about 27 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 3,373)
  • Monroe Community College (about 29 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,295)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (about 31 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,177)
  • University of Rochester (about 31 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 10,201)

Public elementary/middle school in Gorham:

  • GORHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 2705 W MAIN ST, Grades: 3-5)

Library in Gorham:

  • GORHAM FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $76,257; Location: 2664 MAIN STREET; 15,518 books; 486 audio materials; 1,556 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 35 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Gorham: Gorham Free Library (A), Gorham Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gorham include: Bethel Baptist Church (A), United Methodist Church of Gorham (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pioneer Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Ontario County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.7%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

7.0%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.6%
Whole state:

7.4%
24 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
11 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
12 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000
11 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
New York average:

14.2

Gorham travel time to work - commute Gorham mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Gorham town (based on Ontario County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic25,4339
Mainline Protestant12,95052
Evangelical Protestant5,36638
Other8789
Orthodox7502
Black Protestant1801
None62,374-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Ontario County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Ontario County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Ontario County:

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 112
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Ontario County:

25.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

15.6%

5.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,903 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
New York average:

5.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Ontario County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monroe County, NY  1.57% ($60,528 average AGI)
from Wayne County, NY  0.68% ($38,801)
from Yates County, NY  0.37% ($31,095)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
New York average:

5.46%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($575 average AGI)
Ontario County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, NY  1.44% ($42,240 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NY  0.65% ($33,879)
to Seneca County, NY  0.40% ($26,912)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gorham:

  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRSB (1310 AM; 1 kW; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: DAVID WOLFE)
  • WACK (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES, INC.)
  • WYLF (850 AM; 1 kW; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: M B COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLR (1570 AM; 5 kW; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTY COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WGVA (1240 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, NY; Owner: GENEVA BROADCASTING INC)
  • WCGR (1550 AM; daytime; 0 kW; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CANANDAIGUA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHTK (1280 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY)
  • WXXI (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHIC (1460 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gorham:

  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEOS (89.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGES OF THE SENECA)
  • W220CJ (91.9 FM; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFLR-FM (95.9 FM; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WZXV (99.7 FM; PALMYRA, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF FINGER LAKES, INC.)
  • WVOR-FM (100.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNYR-FM (98.5 FM; WATERLOO, NY; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBER (90.5 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: MONROE B.O.C.E.S. #1)
  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLK (101.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: MB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W201CY (88.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W246AP (97.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES)
  • W282AC (104.3 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFRW (88.1 FM; WEBSTER, NY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRMM-FM (101.3 FM; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gorham:

  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBGT-LP (Channel 40; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WBGT, LLC)
  • WBXO-LP (Channel 15; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: METRO TV, INC.)
  • W26BZ (Channel 26; VICTOR, NY; Owner: WBGT, LLC)
Gorham fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Gorham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • $3,546,000Total costs
  • 11,784Total average daily traffic
  • 551Total average daily truck traffic
  • 12,777Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gorham)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Gorham Fire Dept Rt 245 (Lat: 42.798944 Lon: -77.133028), Call Sign: KIL381, Licensee ID: L00001763
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.4200 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 07/20/2022Registrant: County Of Ontario, 2914 Cr 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424, Phone: (585) 396-4310
  • WATER STORAGE TANK, Water Storage Tank Se Corner Of Jct. Baldwin Rd And Middle Rd (Lat: 42.776667 Lon: -77.228056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 23 m, Call Sign: WQJE966
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHzGrant Date: 08/18/2008, Expiration Date: 08/18/2018, Certifier: Michael Chirco JrRegistrant: Siemens Water Technologies, 1239 Willow Lake Boulevard, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA2SLM, Licensee ID: L00902519, Grant Date: 08/10/2004, Expiration Date: 08/22/2014, Registrant: Bradley C Johnson, 2658 W Main St, Gorham, NY 14461-0005

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Gorham compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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