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Phelps is a town in New York with a population of 6,945. Phelps is in Ontario County. Living in Phelps offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Phelps there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of Phelps tend to be conservative. The public schools in Phelps are above average.
About Phelps...
Population
6,945

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Phelps

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,599
National
$55,322
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Phelps Reviews

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Phelps is a rather typical small village. The town itself may appear rather antiquated with several businesses having been originally established in the early 20th century. The community, however, is very supportive of it’s members; many of whom are actively working for the benefit of the community as a whole. There are establishments such as the Phelps Lyons club, the United Church of Phelps, and Legion post 457 which all work to support the community and provide services. There are local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops which youth may participate in as well as 4H programs nearby.
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Phelps is a quant little country town that is small and home to Midlakes Eagles. The town has limited shops but just enough for what you need. It is quiet and the setting is beautiful and scenic. The school here is amazing for any child.
The state of local business used to be better. The two local owned shops, Bev's Variety Store and Syl's place closed down, and they were the only decent places to go to if you needed to pick something up that you were missing. Now there's a Dollar General Just on the edge of town that no-one wanted, but somehow the mayor still managed to allow.

Recently a Wade's opened where Bev's used to be, and they seem alright, but you're still better off going to one of the two gas stations in town.