Introduction to Henrietta, New York

Henrietta, New York, in Monroe county, is 7 miles S of Rochester, New York and 65 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Rochester metropolitan area. There are an estimated 39,028 people in Henrietta.

Henrietta History

The history of the town of Henrietta began with the Phelps and Gorham Purchase in the late 1700s. Major Ezekiel Scott and his wife Catherine were the first European settlers of the area. Originally, it was a part of the Town of Pittsford and was known as "The Woods of West Town." Later on, it was named Henrietta in honor of Henrietta Laura Pulteney, the Countess of Bath. The first school of Henrietta was established in 1809. The town was incorporated in 1818.

Henrietta and nearby Attractions

  • Tinker Nature Park
  • Tinker Homestead & Farm Museum
  • Highland Park
  • Ellwanger Garden
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

Things To Do In Henrietta

Henrietta is home to the Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum, which is a cobblestone home dating back almost 200 years. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can visit the Veterans Memorial Park, Martin Road Park and Cobbs Hill Park during your leisure hours. The town also includes several houses of worship. The Strong National Museum of Play and the Seneca Park Zoo are also accessible from Henrietta.

Henrietta Transportation

The Greater Rochester International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Henrietta Higher Education

The Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester and Monroe Community College are nearby.


Total Population 43,453
Male Share of the Population 53%
Female Share of the Population 47%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 21,944
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 43.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.8%
Median Earnings25+ $39,752
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,314
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,965


Median Family Income $80,867
% Above Poverty Level 87.8%
% Below Poverty Level 12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $944
Median House Value $139,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 13.8%

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

Henrietta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles S of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14467
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.05
Longitude -77.6

Henrietta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.2 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
Distance 18.5 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
Distance 28.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brighton 36,929 $94,343
East Rochester 6,678 $56,528
Honeoye Falls 2,720 $82,825
Pittsford 29,608 $119,976

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

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