Yates County

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Yates County, New York

417 Liberty St
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-5120
Fax: (315) 536-5545
www.yatescounty.org

In northwestern NY, southeast of Rochester; organized Feb 5, 1823 from Ontario County. Name Origin: For Joseph Christopher Yates (1768-1837), NY supreme court justice (1808-22) and governor (1823-24) at the time of the county's creation

Area (sq mi):: 375.76 (land 338.24; water 37.52) Population per square mile: 73.20
Population 2005: 24,756 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 24,621 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,781; median household $34,640; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,404-$20,686
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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This title is the fourth in a series of well-expressed novels relating the day to day happenings of a 10-year old boy's life in 19th century rural Yates County, NY. Starting with "Danny and Life on Bluff Point", set in December of 1894, the series based on the life of the author's grandparents, father, and his sisters was launched.