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Overview

Introduction to Greece, New York

Greece, New York, in Monroe county, is 5 miles NW of Rochester, New York and 64 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Rochester metropolitan area with.

Greece History

This area was originally occupied by the Iroquoi and Algonquin Native Americans. The first European settlers arrived during the 1790s. Greece was founded in 1822. It was initially known as Northampton and was a part of the Town of Gates. The Morgan Quitno Awards rated Greece as the ninth safest city in America.

Greece and nearby Attractions

  • Greece Historical Society & Museum
  • Henpeck Park
  • Erie Canal
  • Lake Shore Country Club
  • Greece Canal Park
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center

Things To Do In Greece

The nearby beaches are the most popular spots in Greece, offering numerous opportunities for recreation. The area has some beautiful golf courses, some of which are located along the ocean. The Greece Historical Society & Museum provides interesting insights into the history of the area. One should also visit the Memorial Art Gallery for its excellent collection.

Greece Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Greece Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of Rochester, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College and Nazareth College.

Demographics

People

Total Population96,648
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+48,236
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.5%
Median Earnings25+$36,956
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,114
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,192

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,543
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.4%
Median Gross Rent$871
Median House Value$129,000

Ancestry

Italian26.2%
German22.3%
Irish17.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
English11.1%
Polish5.1%
French Except Basque3.6%
Dutch2.6%
Scottish1.7%
Ukrainian1.5%
West Indian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Greek0.7%
Turkish0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
African0.4%
Czech0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Greece Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monroe County
Standard Zip Codes14612, 14615, 14616, 14626
Phone Area Codes585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.27
Approximate Longitude-77.68

Greece Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationROCHESTER MONROE CO AP
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationBROCKPORT
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip30.2 inches
StationBATAVIA
Distance26.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brighton36,875$98,190
Henrietta43,546$81,598
Hilton5,921$65,806
Irondequoit51,135$68,496
Rochester210,291$35,284
Spencerport3,618$86,827

Greece Public Libraries

Greece Public Library
2 VINCE TOFANY BOULEVARD
Greece, New York
(585) 225-8951

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More Information for Librarians

Sources :
Study Online in Greece
Additional Resources
Info for Greece Government Officials


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