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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.

People

Total Population 96,674
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 47,935
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.3%
Median Earnings25+ $36,537
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,565
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,537

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,402
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $850
Median House Value $128,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 18%

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

Greece Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14612, 14615, 14616, 14626
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.209
Longitude -77.693

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)

Station ROCHESTER MONROE CO AP
Distance 6.5 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
Station BROCKPORT
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station BATAVIA
Distance 26.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greece, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ridgemont (14626)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brighton 36,929 $94,343
Henrietta 43,453 $80,867
Hilton 5,936 $62,529
Irondequoit 51,337 $68,167

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

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