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Solvay (V)

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Solvay is a village located in Onondaga County, New York in United States. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 6,845. The village was named after a chemical process. According to the United States census bureau, the village has a total area of 4.2 square kilometers occupied by land. The village was initially founded in 1794 by James Geddes and was initially called Geddesville. It was renamed after 1884, when the Solvay process company built a Solvay process plant to produce soda ash. Finally the village was incorporated in 1895. The area was within the former central New York military tract, but Solvay was in a location reserved for members of the Onondaga tribe.

The population density was 1,611.5 per square kilometers. There were 3,291 housing units at an average density of 774.8 per square kilometers with 3,030 households out of which 26.8 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them. 39.4 percent were married couples living together, 14.4 percent had a female householder with no husband present and 41.7 percent were non families. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.94. The village is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. The village has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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