Accord, New York...my town

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Real Estate Appraiser with PB APPRAISALS

  

 

An interesting intro to our town...trust me, we might like our libations but I never noticed that it got front billing on the sign!! 

An interesting tidbit:

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-chord).

 

 

 

Here is the town mueum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The railroad now a privately owned structure.  I'm not sure if it is a home but I do remember when it was a deli...

 The entire Town of Rochester enjoyed a period of prosperity from 1902 into the 1940s when the Ontario & Western Railway (with stations in Accord and Kyserike) provided transportation-to-market for products of the local farms, mills and quarries.  Additionally, the trains brought in summer visitors from urban centers, chiefly New York City, who were in search of fresh air and healthful food for their families.  

 

 

 

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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.

A cool place to live...although winter can be long and tough...

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Rainmaker
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Jeff Kessler
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That sounds like a great town.  Reminds me of home in Wisconsin.  Looks so similar.

J.

Mar 27, 2008 02:15 AM #1
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Great Post, Thanks for the information. Keep up the great blogs. Very interesting. I enjoyed reading your blog.

Mar 27, 2008 02:33 AM #2
Rainer
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Don Draughn - Mortgage Professional
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Seems like a really nice little town.  Thanks for sharing.  NY has lots of little towns that are so quaint.
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Patrice Estess
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Jeff, it is a great little town...it is nice to know people when you go to town or the post office or whatever, feels good...

Don, it is one of many great little towns in NY, thanx...

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