Greece, New York

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Greece, New York

Introduction to Greece, New York

Greece, New York, in Monroe county, is 5 miles NW of Rochester, New York and 64 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Rochester metropolitan area with. Greece has a population of approximately 14,614.

Greece History

This area was originally occupied by the Iroquoi and Algonquin Native Americans. The first European settlers arrived during the 1790s. Greece was founded in 1822. It was initially known as Northampton and was a part of the Town of Gates. The Morgan Quitno Awards rated Greece as the ninth safest city in America.

Greece and nearby Attractions

  • Greece Historical Society & Museum
  • Henpeck Park
  • Erie Canal
  • Lake Shore Country Club
  • Greece Canal Park
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center

Things To Do In Greece

The nearby beaches are the most popular spots in Greece, offering numerous opportunities for recreation. The area has some beautiful golf courses, some of which are located along the ocean. The Greece Historical Society & Museum provides interesting insights into the history of the area. One should also visit the Memorial Art Gallery for its excellent collection.

Greece Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Greece Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Rochester, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College and Nazareth College.

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High Points

Greece strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
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Top 13% Greece Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Greece, New York

Comparing Greece to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 5 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Greece Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14612, 14615, 14616, 14626
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.209
Longitude -77.693

Greece Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 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 12.1 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 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Greece Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,614 100%
Male 6,922 47.4%
Female 7,692 52.6%
Under 18 3,173 21.7%
18+ 11,441 78.3%
65+ 2,954 20.2%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.97
White 13,746 94.1%
African-American 366 2.5%
Asian 241 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.2%
Other 105 0.7%
Mixed Race 126 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 357 2.4%

Greece Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 27.3%
German 20.5%
Irish 11.8%
English 7.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Polish 5.5%
US/American 3.5%
European 2.8%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scottish 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
Ukrainian 1.4%
French Canadian 1.2%
Belgian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
African 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Jamaican 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Barbadian 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greece, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ridgemont (14626)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Greece 14,614 $54,608
Brighton 35,584 $70,436
Henrietta 39,028 $60,803
Hilton 5,856 $57,440
Irondequoit 52,354 $55,493
Rochester 219,773 $31,257
Spencerport 3,559 $62,326
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