Honeoye Falls (/ˈhʌniɔɪ/ HUN-ee-oy) is a village within the town of Mendon in Monroe County, New York. The population was 2,674 at the 2010 census. The village includes a small waterfall on Honeoye Creek, which flows through the village and gives it its name. The name Honeoye comes from the Seneca word ha-ne-a-yah, which means lying finger, or where the finger lies. The name comes from the local story of a Native American whose finger was bitten by a rattlesnake and who therefore cut off his finger with a tomahawk.
The village is located on the falls of Honeoye Creek. It is the primary outlet of Honeoye Lake.
Honeoye Falls is located at 42°57′23″N 77°35′14″W / 42.95639°N 77.58722°W / 42.95639; -77.58722 (42.956331, −77.587353). The village is in the most southeastern corner of Monroe County, about 13 miles outside of the City of Rochester.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km).
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,595 people, 1,114 households, and 672 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,000.3 inhabitants per square mile (386.8/km²). There were 1,156 housing units with an average density of 445.6 per square mile (172.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.15% White, 1.00% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Out of 1,114 households, 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.2 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $47,413 and the median income for a family was $66,818. Males had a median income of $46,136 versus $35,299 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,987. 2.5% of the population and 0.6% of families were below the poverty line. 2.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Honeoye Falls New York neighborhoods include: Boughton Hill, Bridlewood Trail, Bull Saw Mill, Cheese Factory, Historic N Bloomfield, Honeoye Falls, Lima