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Canandaigua, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Canandaigua had a population of 10,513 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Canandaigua is located at latitude 42.889 and longitude -77.2803 in Ontario County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canandaigua (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Ontario County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 787 feet.

The City of Canandaigua (GNIS ID: 978784) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canandaigua population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canandaigua: Ga-noon-daa-gwah.

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Canandaigua, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,513
Daytime Population: Workers 9,153
Daytime Population: Residents 5,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,379
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 10,217
Population in Familes 6,962
Population in Group Qrtrs 296
Population Density2 2,288
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $49,416
Average Household Income $65,180
Per Capita Income $30,621


Total Housing Units 5,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,413 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,382 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 517 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $158,775
Average Home Value $189,909


Total Households 4,795
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 2,428
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% 0.14%
Households 0.02% 0.17%
Families -0.24% 0.03%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Canandaigua, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canandaigua to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 185 85th
Population Density # 382 68th
Diversity Index # 742 38th
Median Household Income # 892 26th
Per Capita Income # 628 48th

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