Torrey, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,282.
Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 658  (51.3%)
Females: 624  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 14527.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,829 (it was $39,453 in 2000)
Torrey:

$67,829
NY:

$72,108

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,608 (it was $15,955 in 2000)

Torrey town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $143,871 (it was $74,300 in 2000)
Torrey:

$143,871
NY:

$338,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Torrey: 99.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Torrey, NY (2010)
    • 1,20894.2%White alone
    • 453.5%Hispanic
    • 141.1%Two or more races
    • 90.7%Black alone
    • 40.3%Asian alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (22.7%), English (18.3%), Irish (14.0%), United States (8.0%), Danish (7.2%), Italian (7.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 22.7 square miles.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (very low).

55 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America).

This town:

4.2%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Torrey town:

2.3% ($1,676)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (47.2 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (202.9 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities:

Dresden, NY (0.6 miles ),
Milo, NY (2.2 miles ),
Penn Yan, NY (2.3 miles ),
Benton, NY (2.3 miles ),
Romulus, NY (2.6 miles ),
Ovid, NY (2.6 miles ),
Keuka Park, NY (2.8 miles ),
Varick, NY (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.68 N, Longitude: 76.96 W

Distribution of median household income in Torrey, NY in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $206,200
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $249,300
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $665,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $50,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Torrey, NY residents
Average permit cost in Torrey, NY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
New York:

8.1%
Most common industries in Torrey, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.1%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (25.6%)
  • Construction (16.0%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.8%)
  • Machinery (3.6%)
  • Truck transportation (3.3%)
  • Utilities (2.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.1%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Torrey, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (13.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Torrey, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Torrey-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/30/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Torrey town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1983, a category F3 tornado 38.1 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Torrey-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 67% 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 158.4 miles away from Torrey center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 206.8 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 194.6 miles away from Torrey 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) earthquake occurred 204.9 miles away from Torrey center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 333.9 miles away from Torrey center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 228.0 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 Yates County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Torrey:

  • SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL E C U (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; PENN YAN, NY)
  • YATES COUNTY CHHA (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; PENN YAN, NY)
  • PENN YAN MANOR NURSING HOME IN (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PENN YAN, NY)
  • FINGER LAKES VNS CHHA (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; GENEVA, NY)
  • GENEVA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; GENEVA, NY)
  • FINGER LAKES HEALTH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GENEVA, NY)
  • GENEVA NURSING HOME CLOSED (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GENEVA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Torrey:

  • Hobart William Smith Colleges (about 13 miles; Geneva, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,476)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 20 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 4,732)
  • Cayuga County Community College (about 28 miles; Auburn, NY; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Cornell University (about 30 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 20,360)
  • Ithaca College (about 30 miles; Ithaca, NY; FT enrollment: 6,781)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (about 37 miles; Dryden, NY; FT enrollment: 3,884)
  • SUNY College at Cortland (about 40 miles; Cortland, NY; FT enrollment: 6,838)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Torrey: Townsend Corners (A), Milo Station (B), Back Achers Campsites (C), Cascade Mills (D), Ryal Corners (E), Greenidge Power Plant (F), Torrey Ridge Winery (G), Prejean Winery (H), Fox Run Winery (I), Anthony Road Winery (J), Dresden Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Torrey include: Good Samaritan Baptist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Dresden United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Hopeton Corners Cemetery (2), City Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Keuka Lake Outlet (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Yates 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:

2.7 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.7%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.0%
Whole state:

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

1.7%
Whole state:

7.4%
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Torrey:

Marital status in Torrey, NY
  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Torrey:

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.2
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Torrey, NY (based on Yates County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,22930
Catholic2,8704
Evangelical Protestant4329
Other1872
None17,630-
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: 12
Yates County:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Yates County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

10.15 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

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

8.6%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Yates County:

24.1%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yates County:

15.6%
New York:

15.6%

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
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 Ontario County, NY  1.50% ($33,539 average AGI)
from Steuben County, NY  0.51% ($40,542)
from Monroe County, NY  0.44% ($59,024)


5.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
New York average:

5.85%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ontario County, NY  1.76% ($41,599 average AGI)
to Steuben County, NY  0.54% ($47,843)
to Monroe County, NY  0.42% ($40,825)

Strongest AM radio stations in Torrey:

  • WFLR (1570 AM; 5 kW; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTY COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPIE (1160 AM; 5 kW; TRUMANSBURG, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ITHACA LTD. N.A.)
  • WYLF (850 AM; 1 kW; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: M B COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WACK (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES, INC.)
  • WHCU (870 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGVA (1240 AM; 1 kW; GENEVA, NY; Owner: GENEVA BROADCASTING INC)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLNL (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWLZ (820 AM; 4 kW; HORSEHEADS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTKO (1470 AM; 5 kW; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Torrey:

  • WFLR-FM (95.9 FM; DUNDEE, NY; Owner: LAKES COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W220CJ (91.9 FM; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNYR-FM (98.5 FM; WATERLOO, NY; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLK (101.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: MB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPHR (106.9 FM; AUBURN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WEOS (89.7 FM; GENEVA, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGES OF THE SENECA)
  • WQNY (103.7 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE II BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYXL (97.3 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLLW (99.3 FM; SENECA FALLS, NY; Owner: AUBURN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • WCBA-FM (98.7 FM; CORNING, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGMM (97.7 FM; BIG FLATS, NY; Owner: EOLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSQG-FM (90.9 FM; ITHACA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMM. COUNCIL)
  • WNGZ (104.9 FM; MONTOUR FALLS, NY; Owner: CHEMUNG COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • W273AF (102.5 FM; PENN YAN, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES)

TV broadcast stations around Torrey:

  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WSYT (Channel 68; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: WSYT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WETM-TV (Channel 18; ELMIRA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.8mTotal length
  • $397,000Total costs
  • 274Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 276Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/4 Mi Se Of Dresden At Greenidge Station (Lat: 42.679250 Lon: -76.947750), Call Sign: KUI342,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.3200 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/1997, Expiration Date: 02/10/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2002, Registrant: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, 600 13th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 756-8283, Fax: (202) 756-8087, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Torrey, NY
  • 27.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.3%Utility gas
  • 24.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 7.8%Electricity
  • 3.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Torrey, NY
  • 40.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.9%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Electricity
  • 6.1%Wood


Torrey compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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