Introduction to Brockport, New York

Brockport, New York, in Monroe County, is 16 miles W of Rochester, New York and 52 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. Brockport’s population is approximately 8,103.

Brockport History

Brockport was established as a village in 1820, after the Erie Canal was designed. It was named Brockport after Hiel Brockway, a builder who bought large areas of land along Lake Road. Construction throughout the village began in 1822, and it was nicknamed the Red Village because of the locally produced bricks used to make the houses. Brockport was officially incorporated in 1829.

Brockport and nearby Attractions

  • Big Springs Historical Society Museum
  • Holland Land Office
  • Black Creek Park
  • Bristol Mountain
  • Ellwanger Garden
  • Rochester Public Market

Things To Do In Brockport

Barry Street Park, Corbett Park, Harvester Park, Utica Street Park and Remembrance Park are located in Brockport. The Big Springs Historical Society Museum, the Cobblestone Society Museum and the Holland Land Office Museum are the local museums, while the Stone-Tolan House and the Susan B. Anthony House are some of the nearby historical sites. Ellwanger Garden, Rochester Public Market and Seneca Park Zoo are all accessible from Brockport as well.

Brockport Transportation

Greater Rochester International is the closest major airport.

Brockport Higher Education

SUNY Brockport is located in Brockport. Other nearby colleges and universities include Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Genesee Community College and Monroe Community College.


Total Population 8,398
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,736
Age of the Population 22


% of people married 24%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.1%
Median Earnings25+ $38,381
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,221
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,760


Median Family Income $72,063
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 28.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2%


People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $744
Median House Value $112,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.7%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 19.1%

Brockport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles NE of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14420
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.213
Longitude -77.939

Brockport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Churchville 1,997 $77,500
Hilton 5,954 $64,528
Holley 2,011 $44,917

Brockport Public Libraries

Seymour Library
Brockport, New York
(585) 637-1050
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Brockport Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(716) 637-3131
Emergency Service: Yes

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