Introduction to Fairport, New York

Fairport, New York, in Monroe county, is 9 miles SE of Rochester, New York and 74 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The village is in the Rochester area. There are 5,740 residents in Fairport.

Fairport History

Fairport was officially incorporated on April 30, 1867. Initially a swampy area, the present territory of Fairport developed with the establishment of the Erie Canal in the 1820s. It soon became a busy canal port, and was referred to as a "fair port" by a traveler in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1853, railroad tracks were laid across Fairport. In 2008, the village was listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Live by Relocate America.

Fairport and nearby Attractions

  • Fellows Road Park
  • Arcadia Historical Museum
  • Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • Lollypop Farm
  • Thomas Creek Wetland Walk

Things To Do In Fairport

Nearby parks include Fellows Road Park, Beechwoods Park, Perinton Park and Egypt Park. Ganondagan State Historic Site is located nearby as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Eagle Vale Golf Club. Fairport celebrates the Purple Foot Festival every September and the Canal Days every June.

Fairport Transportation

Air transportation is available from Greater Rochester International Airport.

Fairport Higher Education

Colleges and universities located near Fairport include the Nazareth College of Rochester, Saint John Fisher College and the University Of Rochester.


Total Population 5,364
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,953
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.1%
Median Earnings25+ $41,942
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,351


Median Family Income $81,595
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $799
Median House Value $169,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0.3%
English 15%
Irish 26.6%

Fairport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14450
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.098
Longitude -77.442

Fairport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 12.2 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
Station AVON
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Rochester 6,687 $56,800

Fairport Public Libraries

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