Introduction to Webster, New York

Webster, New York, in Monroe County, is 7 miles E of Irondequoit, New York and 76 miles E of Buffalo, New York.

Webster History

Webster was known as North Penfield before it separated from Penfield. The village was named after Massachusetts Senator and statesman Daniel Webster. Due to its fruit-growing potential, the area attracted Dutch and German immigrants. They settled in the region in the 1850s and became fruit farmers. In June of 1904, Webster was incorporated as a village.

Webster and nearby Attractions

  • Arcadia Historical Museum
  • Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • Ellwanger Garden
  • Seneca Park Zoo
  • Ellison Park
  • Webster Arboretum

Things To Do In Webster

Nearby museums include the Arcadia Historical Museum, the Foster Cottage Museum and the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center, while the Ganondagan State Historic Site, the Susan B. Anthony House and the Stone-Tolan House are some of the historical sites accessible from Webster. Cobbs Hill Park, Durand-Eastman Park, Webster Park and Ellison Park are the local parks and recreational areas.

Webster Transportation

Air transportation is available from Greater Rochester International Airport.

Webster Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Monroe Community College and Nazareth College of Rochester.


Total Population 43,750
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 21,864
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 59.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.2%
Median Earnings25+ $44,409
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,926


Median Family Income $87,448
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $954
Median House Value $175,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 19%

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

Webster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Irondequoit, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14580
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.212
Longitude -77.43

Webster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 14.4 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 20.9 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
Distance 31.1 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
East Rochester 6,678 $56,528
Fairport 5,362 $80,710
Irondequoit 51,337 $68,167
Pittsford 29,608 $119,976

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

Webster Public Libraries

Webster Public Library
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