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Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent City or Town
Metro Area?Independent City or Town
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Possible
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Still Sundown?

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
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193018,024 0
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200052,354 2,062

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Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
A former resident said the following statement occurred in Irondequoit, NY: "Police departments used the term "border patrol" either as a name for themselves or for the practice of pulling over minorities. Persons of colour are pulled over, questioned, possibly ticketed and sometimes escorted out of town after dark. The practice becomes widely known, and generally discourages persons of colour from returning, or considering the area as a place to live." The Irondequoit High School's teams were called the "Indians" until it was changed, to "Eagles" about 10 years ago. A longtime resident remarked that he used to see black people come into town at a bus at 7:00 or 7;30 in the morning and leave town on a bus at 5:00 in the evening. A longtime resident remarked that his grandfather, who was a realtor, valued keeping the town the way it was.
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