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Accord, New York
Location in Ulster County and the state of New York.
Location in Ulster County and the state of New York.
Coordinates: 41°47′28″N 74°13′44″W / 41.79111°N 74.22889°W / 41.79111; -74.22889Coordinates: 41°47′28″N 74°13′44″W / 41.79111°N 74.22889°W / 41.79111; -74.22889
Country United States
State New York
County Ulster
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
253 ft (77 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 562
 • Density 165.3/sq mi (63.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
12404
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-00155
GNIS feature ID 0942147

Accord is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Ulster County, New York, United States. Accord is located in the eastern part of the Town of Rochester (not to be confused with the City of Rochester which is about 4 hours northwest) along US 209. Accord is the seat of town government.

Accord is also the name associated with the U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 12404, which takes in a much larger portion of Rochester than the CDP.

History

Originally named Port Jackson, it is thought that the name "Accord" resulted from a petition of the townspeople to the Capitol in Albany for a new name. The response was that the authorities could not come to an accord about a new name so the name "Accord" was chosen. The local pronunciation of this word is with a flat 'A' with the accent on the 'A' (ACK-kord).

Accord is home to a Paleolithic site discovered in 2004 called the 'Mettacahonts Creek Find', as it is currently being reviewed there is evidence of the items recovered dating to a period earlier than the currently accepted arrival of man in North America. The over 200 specimens recovered, in pristine condition, are unusual in that there are multiples of the same lithics and there are large examples not commonly found in typical lithc sites in North America. It is also believed that the site was used over a period of many of thousands of years. The collection is privately owned.

The Appeldoorn Farm, Common School No. 10, and Joachim Schoonmaker Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Accord is located at 41°47′27″N 74°13′43″W / 41.79083°N 74.22861°W / 41.79083; -74.22861 (41.791103, -74.228766).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.45%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 622 people, 226 households, and 157 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 183.6 per square mile (70.8/km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 75.6/sq mi (29.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.44% White, 2.41% African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.86% of the population.

There were 226 households, out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 30.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,083, and the median income for a family was $48,542. Males had a median income of $25,368 versus $35,455 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,672. About 5.5% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age 65 or over.

The population of the Accord CDP had fallen to 562 at the 2010 census.

Notable person

  • Paul Austin Kelly, opera singer
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