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Overview

Introduction to Geneseo, New York

Geneseo, New York, in Livingston county, is 26 miles SW of Rochester, New York (center to center) and 54 miles E of Buffalo, New York. It is part of the surrounding Rochester metro area, and is home to some 7,579 residents.

Geneseo History

This region was once the largest Seneca village of the Iroquois nation. The name "Geneseo" is the anglicized version of the original Iroquois name "Gen-nis-he-yo", meaning "beautiful valley". During the American Revolution, residents of this village joined hands with the British and Tories, and fought against General Washington's forces. In 1790, James and William Wadsworth arrived and established a village. In 1821, the village of Geneseo became the seat of Livingston County, and was officially incorporated in 1832. The United States Department of the Interior designated the Geneseo Historic District as a National Historic Landmark in 1991.

Geneseo and Nearby Attractions

  • Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • American Red Cross, Clara Barton House Chapter #1
  • Livingston County Historical Society Museum
  • The Homestead
  • Letchworth State Park
  • Seneca Park Zoo

Things To Do In Geneseo

The Geneseo Historic District includes the area's historic commercial center and the 102.8-acre Wadsworth estate. Several other 19th century buildings in the area include the Geneseo Baptist Church, the Soldiers Monument, Temple Hill Cemetery, and the Old Antheum Library. Genesee Country Village & Museum is New York State's largest living historic museum. The Genesee Valley Hunt, the oldest hunt club in the nation, is now the center of equestrian activities. The Letchworth State Park, which is spread across more than 14,000 acres, offers opportunities for swimming, camping, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding. In addition, the community organizes several festivals throughout the year including the Geneseo Air Show, the Memorial Day Parade, Conesus Lake Ring of Fire, Genesee Valley Hunt Races, and ChristmaSing.

Geneseo Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Geneseo Higher Education

SUNY Geneseo is located in Geneseo. Rochester Institute of Technology, and Genesee Community College are the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,635
Male Share of the Population42.9%
Female Share of the Population57.1%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+4,166
Age of the Population22

Families

% of people married25.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.7%
Median Earnings25+$40,230
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,196
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,833

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,610
% Above Poverty Level69.2%
% Below Poverty Level30.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work26.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$794
Median House Value$162,500

Ancestry

German24.7%
Irish22.5%
Italian17.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
English12.8%
Polish4.9%
French Except Basque4.1%
Dutch2.3%
Scottish2.3%
Russian1.7%
Canadian0.9%
African0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Czech0.4%
Liberian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.2%
British0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Geneseo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Livingston County
Standard Zip Codes14454
Phone Area Codes585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.79
Approximate Longitude-77.81

Geneseo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNT MORRIS 2 W
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches
StationAVON
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.8 inches
StationHEMLOCK
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avon7,023$78,988
Caledonia4,192$69,536
Leicester2,110$66,167
Livonia7,665$78,904
Mount Morris4,367$49,063

Geneseo Public Libraries

Wadsworth Library
24 CENTER STREET
Geneseo, New York
(585) 243-0440

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Geneseo Public Schools

Geneseo Elementary School
4050 Avon Rd
ZIP: 14454
(585) 243-3450
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Geneseo Middle School High School
4050 Avon Rd
ZIP: 14454
(585) 243-3450
Other
Total Enrollment 477

Geneseo Private Schools

Genesee Country Christian School
4120 Long Point Rd
ZIP: 14454
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
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