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Welcome to Canandaigua ...

The city of Canandaigua is located in Ontario County<1> and is the County Seat for Ontario County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Canandaigua, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1794.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Canandaigua has a population of 10,177 people<2> (see below for details).

Canandaigua is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Canandaigua lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Canandaigua lies within the (585) area code.

The ZIP code for Canandaigua: 14424<4>

Websites for Canandaigua ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Canandaigua had an population of 10,177 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Canandaigua had a population of 10,545 people (or 9.77% of the total population of Ontario County). This makes Canandaigua the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Canandaigua represents 0.05% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 235th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,545 people, the population of Canandaigua decreased 6.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,264 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Canandaigua.

Communities Also Named Canandaigua ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Canandaigua - it's located in Michigan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Canandaigua.

Communities near Canandaigua ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Canandaigua.

  • Geneva
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Newark
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • East Rochester
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Rochester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Rochester
    • East Rochester is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,458 people
  • Fairport
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Penn Yan
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Lyons
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Palmyra
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Honeoye Falls
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Victor
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
    • Victor is located in Ontario County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,671 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Victor <5>
  • Clifton Springs
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Springs
    • Clifton Springs is located in Ontario County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,012 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Springs <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Canandaigua. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Canandaigua.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Canandaigua. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Canandaigua.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Canandaigua. Our list includes 36 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Canandaigua.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Canandaigua ...

Looking for more information about Canandaigua? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Canandaigua, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Canandaigua.

Adding Canandaigua to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Canandaigua in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Canandaigua was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Canandaigua post office opened in 1794.

We also found Canandaigua in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Canandaigua.

The official website for Canandaigua:

The official website for Ontario County:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Ontario, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Canandaigua.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canandaigua - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Canandaigua). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Canandaigua or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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