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Chili (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. The town of Chili, located in Monroe County, is a suburb of Rochester, New York. Chili is a community that is contrasted by a suburban character primarily in the geographic area north of Black Creek and a rural agricultural character south of Black Creek.

Chili has a variety or recreational areas including eight town parks, one county park, two museums, a disc golf course, a public nature area, two semi-private golf courses, and two boat launches, one on the Genesee River and one on Black Creek. Classical Orchestra and theatrical performances are offered by Roberts Wesleyan College in the 1,000 seat Hale Auditorium located in the hamlet of North Chili. Each year the town's annual summer festival, the Chil-E Fest draws thousands of people to amusement rides, entertainment, food vendors, and a fabulous fireworks display.

The town of Chili was established in 1822 from part of the town of Riga. The independence movement in Chile, Chili being the contemporary spelling inspired the name Chili. This is due to the extreme controversy of the conflict that led to Chili's formation from Riga.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 103.4 square kilometers, out of which 103.0 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 0.5 square kilometers is occupied by water. As of the census of 2000, there were 27,638 people, 10,159 households, and 7,558 families residing in the town. The population density of the town was 268.5 per square kilometers.
There were 10,466 housing units at an average density of 101.7 per square kilometers. The racial makeup of the town was 91.14 percent white, 5.71 percent African American, 0.24 percent Native American, 1.12 percent Asian, 0.02 percent Pacific Islander, 0.52 percent from other races, and 1.25 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65 percent of the population.

Chili is also said to be as the town of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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