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Mendon
Mendon Town Hall
Mendon Town Hall
Motto(s): 
Preserving, Protecting, Promoting
Location in Monroe County and the state of New York.
Location in Monroe County and the state of New York.
Location of New York in the United States
Location of New York in the United States
Country United States
State New York
County Monroe
Established May 26, 1812; 211 years ago (1812-05-26)
Area
 • Total 39.98 sq mi (103.56 km2)
 • Land 39.47 sq mi (102.23 km2)
 • Water 0.51 sq mi (1.33 km2)
Elevation
561 ft (171 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 9,095
 • Density 236.30/sq mi (91.24/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
14472, 14506
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-055-46558
Website http://www.townofmendon.org/

Mendon is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States, and has been ranked as the most affluent suburb of the city of Rochester. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 9,095.

The Town of Mendon is on the southern border of the county.

History

The Town of Mendon was organized in 1813 in Ontario County, New York and was annexed by Monroe County when the county was created in 1821. Mendon got its name from Caleb Taft, an early settler, who came from Mendon, Massachusetts.

The Adsit Cobblestone Farmhouse, Cole Cobblestone Farmhouse, Gates-Livermore Cobblestone Farmhouse, Mendon Cobblestone Academy, Mendon Presbyterian Church, Miller–Horton–Barben Farm, Sheldon Cobblestone House, Stewart Cobblestone Farmhouse, and Whitcomb Cobblestone Farmhouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

The town is bordered on the north by the town of Pittsford, on the west by the towns of Henrietta and Rush, and on the south and east by Ontario County. Honeoye Creek enters across the south town line. The town is made up mostly of horse farms and family homes. The highest elevations in Monroe County are in Mendon, at 1028 feet above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.0 square miles (104 km2), of which, 39.8 square miles (103 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.35%) is water.

In the southern part of the town, hills and a meandering creek were used to create the Mendon Golf Club. The first nine holes were designed by Peter Craig in 1961 and the back nine, which were added in 1967, were designed by Joe DeMino. The 2016 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships were played at the club and was hosted by St. John Fisher College.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 2,012
1830 3,057 51.9%
1840 3,435 12.4%
1850 3,353 −2.4%
1860 2,936 −12.4%
1870 2,900 −1.2%
1880 3,193 10.1%
1890 2,991 −6.3%
1900 2,769 −7.4%
1910 2,754 −0.5%
1920 2,509 −8.9%
1930 2,636 5.1%
1940 2,700 2.4%
1950 2,903 7.5%
1960 3,902 34.4%
1970 4,541 16.4%
1980 5,434 19.7%
1990 6,845 26.0%
2000 8,370 22.3%
2010 9,152 9.3%
2020 9,095 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,152 people, 3,457 households, and 2,590 families residing in the town. The population density was 236.3 people per square mile (91.24/km2). There were 3,138 housing units at an average density of 78.8 per square mile (30.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 3,457 households, out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 34.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The 2017 American Community Survey estimated the median income for a household in the town to be $97,902, and the median income for a family to be $114,063. The per capita income estimate for the town was $53,046. An estimated 6.0% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Mendon

  • Dann Corner – Located at the junction of Route 15A and Honeoye Falls No 6 Road just west of the village of Honeoye Falls
  • Ford Corner – Located at the junction of West Bloomfield Road and Cheese Factory Road
  • Honeoye Falls – A village in the southwest part of the town on the Honeoye Creek.
  • Hamlet of Mendon – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town at the junction of Routes 64 and 251.
  • Mendon Center – Located at the junction of Route 251 and Mendon Center Road, near the southeast corner of Mendon Ponds Park
  • Mendon Ponds Park – A large county park and National Natural Landmark
  • Moran Corner – Located at the junction of Route 15A and Monroe Street just northwest of the village of Honeoye Falls
  • Rochester Junction – Located at the junction of routes 251 and 65
  • Sibleyville – Located at the junction of Route 15A and Sibley Road
  • Tomlinson Corners – Located near the junction of Route 64 and Boughton Hill Road

Education

Mendon is served primarily by the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District, while the northernmost portion of the town is part of the Pittsford Central School District.

Notable people

  • David Francis Barry (19th century photographer of the American West)
  • Adolphus W. Burtt (Attorney and politician)
  • Christopher Carosa (Publisher of Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel - the Town's local newspaper)
  • Bill English (Actor)
  • R. Thomas Flynn (Former President of Monroe Community College)
  • Mary Therese Friel (Miss New York USA 1979 and Miss USA 1979)
  • Quinn Gleason (Tennis player)
  • Charles A. Goheen (Medal of Honor recipient for the American Civil War; buried in Honeoye Falls)
  • Tom Golisano (Founder of Paychex)
  • Heber C. Kimball (Early LDS Church leader)
  • Helen Mar Kimball (One of Joseph Smith's wives)
  • William Henry Kimball (Early LDS Church leader)
  • Warren Parrish (Early LDS Church Leader)
  • Andrew Douglas Rea (YouTube cooking content creator)
  • Marty Reasoner (Ice hockey player)
  • Hiram Sibley (Co-founder and President of Western Union)
  • John Williams (Equestrian)
  • Brigham Young (Early LDS Church leader; his first wife, Miriam Works Young, died and is buried at Tomlinson's Corners Cemetery located in the southeast portion of the Town)

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