Introduction to East Rochester, New York

East Rochester, New York, in Monroe county, is 7 miles SE of Rochester, New York and 72 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The village is conveniently located inside the Rochester metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,650 people in East Rochester.

East Rochester History

Originally known as the Village of Despatch, East Rochester was incorporated as a community in 1897. It was purposely planned surrounding the New York Central Railroad mainline, as this land was used as housing for the employees of the Merchants Despatch Corporation and the Aeolian Piano Corporation. It was named East Rochester in order to showcase its proximity to the city, and it was officially incorporated as a village in 1906.

East Rochester and nearby Attractions

  • Powder Mills Park
  • Rochester Public Market
  • Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • Seneca Park Zoo
  • Arcadia Historical Museum
  • Black Creek Park

Things To Do In East Rochester

Local museums include the Arcadia Historical Museum, the Big Springs Historical Society Museum and the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center, while the Avon Inn, the Stone-Tolan House and the Ganondagan State Historic Site are some of the nearby historical sites. The Oatka Creek Park, Black Creek Park, Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park and Durand-Eastman Park are all located nearby. The Ellwanger Garden, Seneca Park Zoo and the Rochester Public Market are all accessible from East Rochester as well.

East Rochester Transportation

Greater Rochester International Airport is nearby.

East Rochester Higher Education

Colleges near East Rochester include Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Finger Lakes Community College, the University of Rochester and Monroe Community College.


Total Population 6,678
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,446
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 36.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $35,265
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,000


Median Family Income $56,528
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $825
Median House Value $94,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 22.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

East Rochester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14445
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.108
Longitude -77.487

East Rochester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.9 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 23.4 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 23.4 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
Brighton 36,929 $94,343
Fairport 5,362 $80,710
Henrietta 43,453 $80,867
Pittsford 29,608 $119,976
Webster 43,750 $87,448

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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