For population 25 years and over in Penfield:
For population 15 years and over in Penfield town:
3,043 residents are foreign born (4.8% Europe, 2.4% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Irondequoit, NY (6.6 miles , pop. 52,354).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (7.2 miles , pop. 219,773).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (249.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: East Rochester, NY (1.7 miles ), Fairport, NY (1.9 miles ), Perinton, NY (2.1 miles ), Webster, NY (2.2 miles ), Pittsford, NY (2.2 miles ), Brighton, NY (2.3 miles ), Irondequoit, NY (2.6 miles ), Rochester, NY (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.15 N, Longitude: 77.47 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 585
Work and jobs in Penfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Penfield, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Penfield-area historical tornado activity is below New York state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/2/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.9 miles away from the Penfield town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 59.2 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Penfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/12/1994 at 10:43:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/26/1999 at 22:33:01, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 8.0 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from Penfield center
On 12/25/1998 at 13:30:26, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 11.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2004 at 23:55:26, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MW, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2001 at 20:15:15, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from Penfield center
On 7/19/2007 at 17:07:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Almon Brown Strowger - Union Army officer, Josh Bolton - Soccer player.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Penfield: William H. Raymond.
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Local government website: www.penfield.org
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.416. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.54. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.55. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Penfield that have no violations reported:
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
People in group quarters in Penfield in 2010:
People in group quarters in Penfield in 2000:
Penfield compared to New York state average:
Banks with branches in Penfield (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Penfield town (based on Monroe County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.27%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 175
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 70
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 170
Number of full-service restaurants: 552
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,478 average adjusted gross income)
0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($786 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($48,386 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Penfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Penfield, NY
Total length: 45 meters (148ft)
Total costs: $46,402,000
Total average daily traffic: 188,485
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,703
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Penfield)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Penfield, NY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Penfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Penfield)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Penfield, NY
Total of 1280 patent applications in 2008-2014.