Profile for Chittenango, New York, NY
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Chittenango is a village in Madison County, in the Syracuse metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "where the waters divide."
The latitude of Chittenango is 43.045N. The longitude is -75.866W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 453 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,876.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Chittenango demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· L. Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
Local festivals include:
- Oz Fest - May 31-June 3, 2007
- Canal Day - June 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chittenango web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Chittenango Falls State Park
Historic routes: Erie Canal
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Historic sites and museums: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
17% of Chittenango residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chittenango ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chittenango was $20,014, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Chittenango residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Chittenango festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Oz Fest - M
- Canal Day - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Chittenango, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $469. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $991.
Libraries in Chittenango include Sullivan Free Library ... View libraries
Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chittenango political report.
The average commute time for Chittenango workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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