is a town
in Monroe County
, New York
. The town is named after General Horatio Gates
.The population was 29,275 at the 2000 census. Gates-North Gates census-designated place
is located within the town's boundaries.
The Town of Gates is in the southwest part of the county.
The Town of Gates was organized in 1797 as Northampton in Ontario County
. In 1808 the town was subdivided and the part still called Northampton was renamed the Town of Gates and incorporated on April 1
in honor of General Horatio Gates
. Parts of the town were later detached to form the City of Rochester
and the Town of Greece
, both of which now border the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the CDP has a total area of 15.3 square miles
), of which, 15.2 square miles (39.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.
The Legislative branch of the government of the Town of Gates is a four-member town council whose members are elected every four years. The members of the town council are currently Frank X. Alkofer, Chris B. Diponzio, Mark McIntee, and Elaine P. Tette. The Executive branch of the government of the Town of Gates is the Town Supervisor, who is elected every two years. The current Town Supervisor is Ralph J. Esposito, who was first elected in November 1989.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 29,275 people, 11,730 households, and 8,046 families residing in the CDP. The population density
was 1,921.8 people per square mile (742.2/km²). There were 12,049 housing units at an average density of 791.0/sq mi (305.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.62% White
, 6.38% African American
, 0.17% Native American
, 2.36% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 1.09% from other races
, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.92% of the population.
There were 11,730 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,709, and the median income for a family was $53,964. Males had a median income of $38,815 versus $29,024 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,353. About 4.3% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Gates
- Gates-North Gates – a census-defined district in the northeastern part of the town.
- Gates Center – a hamlet in the eastern part of the town at the junction of NY 33 and Howard Road.
- North Gates – a hamlet in the northeastern part of the town on Long Pond Road.