Henrietta, New York

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Henrietta, New York

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 12% Henrietta Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Henrietta, New York

Comparing Henrietta 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Racial Diversity 5 8
Senior Citizens 3 1
Age of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 6 6


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
People Living Alone 4 4

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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
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Henrietta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 39,028 100%
Male 20,591 52.8%
Female 18,437 47.2%
Under 18 7,944 20.4%
18+ 31,084 79.6%
65+ 3,617 9.3%
Median Age 29.8
Average Family Size 3.09
White 32,890 84.3%
African-American 2,708 6.9%
Asian 2,143 5.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 105 0.3%
Other 379 1%
Mixed Race 792 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,181 3%

Estimated Henrietta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 41,612
Growth 2,584
Growth % 6.6%

Henrietta 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
German 17.6%
Italian 16.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
Irish 12%
English 9.1%
US/American 5.3%
Polish 4.8%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 1.5%
French Canadian 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Russian 1.3%
Ukrainian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Jamaican 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Henrietta 39,028 $60,803
Brighton 35,584 $70,436
East Rochester 6,650 $48,553
Honeoye Falls 2,595 $66,818
Pittsford 1,418 $69,297
Rochester 219,773 $31,257
Scottsville 2,128 $61,316

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Henrietta Plaza
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