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Fairport ( V )

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. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Fairport is a village located in Monroe County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 5,740. The Village of Fairport, on the Erie Canal, is in the Town of Perinton.
The town of Perinton was first settled in the two flat areas of Perinton Center and Egypt. The Village of Fairport was originally a swampy area within the town of Perinton until it was drained by the new Erie Canal in the 1820’s. The town became a busy canal port and eventually became the center of gravity for the town of Perinton. The village derives its name from the fact that it was thought of as being literally a fair port on the Erie Canal. In 2005, Money Magazine and CNN ranked Fairport as number 62 on their best places to live list.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.2 square kilometers. 4.1 square kilometers of it is land and 0.1 square kilometers of it is water. The total area is 3.09 percent water. In the village the population was spread out with 25.2 percent under the age of 18, 6.1 percent from 18 to 24, 31.8 percent from 25 to 44, 25.1 percent  from 45 to 64, and 11.8 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Fairport is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in New York.

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