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Pittsford (T)

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Pittsford is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States. The population of the town was 27,219 as of the 2000 census. The town of Pittsford was incorporated in 1827. It was named by Colonel Caleb Hopkins, Pittsford's first town supervisor, for the town of his birth, Pittsford, Vermont. The Erie Canal passes through the town.
Pittsford was an established community in the early 1800's while nearby Rochester was founded nearly a generation later. In the 1820's the Erie Canal came through the area creating a steadily increasing population. The late 1880's and early 1900's brought the first signs of suburban development with the establishment of large country estates. Suburban development reached a high level in the 1950's when residential subdivision was greatly accelerated. Pittsford has continued to grow due to its reputation as one of the more attractive suburbs and because of its reputation for excellent schools.
Geographically, according to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 60.6 square kilometers, out of which 60.1 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 0.5 square kilometers is occupied by water. The town of Pittsford is located in the southeastern portion of Monroe County approximately eight miles from the city of Rochester, New York. The town of Mendon lies to the south, the town of Perinton to the east, the towns of Henrietta and Brighton to the west, and the towns of Brighton and Penfield to the north.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.4 percent under the age of 18, 9.4 percent from 18 to 24, 22.1 percent from 25 to 44, 27.3 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place.

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