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 2017: $63,870 (it was $43,138 in 2000)
Gorham:

$63,870
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,814 (it was $20,736 in 2000)

Gorham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $175,581 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Gorham:

$175,581
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $206,745; detached houses: $221,092; townhouses or other attached units: $228,293; in 2-unit structures: $247,932; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,574; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $296,182; mobile homes: $44,534
March 2019 cost of living index in Gorham: 101.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Gorham, NY (2010)
    • 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

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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, New York map

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)

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 )

Latitude: 42.81 N, Longitude: 77.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 585

Distribution of median household income in Gorham, NY in 2017
Gorham satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $396,600
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $276,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Gorham, NY residents
Average permit cost in Gorham, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Gorham, NY
Historical housing units in Gorham, NY
Most common industries in Gorham, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.6%)
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Gorham, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)

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 Gorham 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 Gorham 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 Gorham 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

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Gorham:

Marital status in Gorham, NY
  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gorham, NY (based on Ontario County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ontario County:

8.0%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.6%
New York:

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

14.9%
State:

15.6%

6.26% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monroe County, NY  1.99% ($68,725 average AGI)
from Wayne County, NY  0.77% ($41,236)
from Yates County, NY  0.37% ($41,599)


6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,739 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
New York average:

5.85%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($191 average AGI)
Ontario County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monroe County, NY  1.65% ($84,349 average AGI)
to Wayne County, NY  0.68% ($35,267)
to Seneca County, NY  0.36% ($34,427)

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Gorham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.6mTotal length
  • $5,243,000Total costs
  • 10,671Total average daily traffic
  • 382Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,774Total future (year 2037) 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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 07/20/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/20/2018, Expiration Date: 08/18/2028, Certifier: Michael Chirco Jr, Registrant: Siemens Water Technologies, 1239 Willow Lake Boulevard, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110, Phone: (651) 766-2700, Fax: (651) 766-2743, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 3OOR707A, 3760 Phelps Road (Lat: 42.791778 Lon: -77.201389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 66.7 m, Overall height: 71 m, Call Sign: WQXN340,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/20/2016, Expiration Date: 04/20/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA2SLM, Licensee ID: L00902519, Grant Date: 08/10/2004, Expiration Date: 08/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2016, Registrant: Bradley C Johnson, 2658 W Main St, Gorham, NY 14461-0005

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gorham, NY
  • 37.2%Utility gas
  • 32.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gorham, NY
  • 36.2%Utility gas
  • 32.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.5%Electricity
  • 12.4%Wood
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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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