Cazenovia, New York facts for kids
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|• Total||51.79 sq mi (134.14 km2)|
|• Land||49.94 sq mi (129.35 km2)|
|• Water||1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||140.40/sq mi (54.21/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
The village of Cazenovia is home to Cazenovia College, a small liberal arts college in the greater Syracuse area. It was founded in 1824, known then as the Genesee Seminary.
The Town of Cazenovia was established in 1793 by the Towns of Whitestown and Paris (both in Oneida County) before the creation of Madison County. Subsequently, other towns in the county were formed from partitions of its territory. Cazenovia was part of a region called "The Gore," based on a surveying error.
It was founded by John Lincklaen, an agent of the Holland Land Company, and was named after Theophilus Cazenove, Lincklaen's boss.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.7 square miles (134.0 km²), with 49.9 square miles (129.2 km²) of land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) of (3.54%) water. The Town contains Cazenovia Lake.
The west town line is the border of Onondaga County.
U.S. Route 20, also known as Albany Street, crosses the town.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,481 people, 2,353 households, and 1,658 families residing in the town. The population density was 129.9 people per square mile (50.2/km2). There were 2,567 housing units at an average density of 51.5 per square mile (19.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.25% White, 1.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.
There were 2,353 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.0% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $57,232, and the median income for a family was $73,590. Males had a median income of $50,556 versus $31,613 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,957. About 2.4% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.
National Register of Historic Places
The following sites and historic districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Abell Farmhouse and Barn||
|4812 Ridge Rd.
|4652 Syracuse Rd.
|W side of E. Lake Rd.
|7||Zephnia Comstock Farmhouse||
|2363 Nelson St.
|8||Crandall Farm Complex||
|2430 Ballina Rd.
|Ridge Rd. S of Hoffman
|Ledyard St. (U.S. 20)
|2420 Nelson Rd.
|13||Meadows Farm Complex||
|4875 W. Lake Rd.
|4641 E. Lake Rd.
|W side of Rippleton Rd.
|Between E. Lake Rd. and Ormonde Dr.
|3981 East Rd.
|Rippleton Rd., 15 mi. SE of Syracuse
|21||Rolling Ridge Farm||
|3937 Number Nine Rd.
|W. Lake Rd.
|Number Nine Rd.
|47 Forman St.
|4448 E. Lake Rd.
- Caz Equipment Company has its headquarters in Cazenovia.
- GHD Group also has one of its headquarters in Cazenovia.
- Marquardt Group also has one of its headquarters in Cazenovia.
- Edward P. Allis (1824–1889), businessman and unsuccessful candidate for governor of Wisconsin
- Edward Griffin Beckwith (1818–1881), soldier and explorer
- Anne Burrell (born 1969), chef and TV personality
- Samuel Northrup Castle (1808–1894), missionary in Hawaii; founder of Castle & Cooke
- Sarah Brown Ingersoll Cooper, philanthropist and educator
- John W. Dwinelle (1816–1888), lawyer and politician in California
- Jane Calkins Egan (1917–2009), artist known for box assemblages
- Harrison Stiles Fairchild (1820–1901), brigadier general in the Union Army
- Siobhan Fallon (born May 13, 1961), actress
- Melanie Joy (1993-) Army 1LT, OIR Veteran, Meritorious Service Medal recipient
- Beezie Madden (born November 20, 1963), Olympic equestrian gold medalist
- Lauren McLean, 56th mayor of Boise, Idaho (raised in Cazenovia)
- Charles Stebbins (1789–1873), Acting lieutenant governor of New York in 1829
- Steve Suhey (1922–1977), football player at Penn State and in the NFL
- Ezra Greenleaf Weld (1801–1874), photographer and abolitionist
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