dcsimg

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.

People

Total Population 10,590
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,326
Age of the Population 22

Families

% of people married 25%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,954
% Above Poverty Level 69.8%
% Below Poverty Level 30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 26.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $752
Median House Value $157,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 13%
Irish 22.3%

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

Geneseo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SW of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Livingston
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14454
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.795
Longitude -77.817

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)

Station MOUNT MORRIS 2 W
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Station AVON
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches
Station HEMLOCK
Distance 10.2 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
Perry 4,497 $61,250

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

Geneseo Public Libraries

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

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Criminology - Leadership Focus
Advance your career with Regis University College for Professional Studies. We offer bachelor's and master's degrees in the areas of education and counseling, management, computer and information sciences, and humanities and social sciences.
Programs
  • AAS, Bus Admin-Accounting
  • AAS, Marketing Communications
  • BS, International Business
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in 2017 by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • Admits students throughout the year with quarterly start dates in January, April, July, and September.
  • Provides faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments.
  • Offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business, design, health, plus certificate programs in practical nurse, medical assistant, and more.
  • Preparing students for professional and personal success since 1931.
  • More than $59 million in Berkeley College institutional aid was provided to qualified students during the 2016-2017 award year
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration

WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

Online Education That Fits Your Life

For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

Globally Renowned Purdue to Acquire Kaplan University

Purdue University, one of the nation's most respected universities, will acquire Kaplan University and create a new, nonprofit, public institution within the Purdue system. Pending regulatory approvals, this exciting transition is expected to take place later this year. This change will be seamless—during the transition, you will still be able to enroll at Kaplan University, earn a high-quality education, and meet your educational and career goals.

Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.

Geneseo High Schools

GENESEO MS HS
4050 AVON RD
585-243-3450
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 506 students.

Geneseo Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Geneseo Colleges
Geneseo colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Geneseo
Additional Resources
Info for Geneseo Government Officials


Are you an official in the Geneseo government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top