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Leicester is a village in Livingston County, in the Rochester metro area.

The community was named for Leicester Phelps, son of Judge Oliver Phelps.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Leicester. For links to other places called Leicester, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Leicester is 42.771N. The longitude is -77.896W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 458.


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Median household income
Local
$43,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Leicester demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Leister
· Moscow
Two scouts with Gen. Sullivan's army, captured by Indians, were tortured and killed here in 1779.
Historic sites and museums: Tired Iron Tractor Museum
Pronunciations: LESS-ter
Quotes:
Leicester is distinctive on account of the large green in the center of the village about which the houses are built in the New England manner.
-- WPA Guide to Rochester and Monroe County, 1937

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23% of Leicester residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leicester ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leicester was $18,752, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Leicester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Leicester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $531.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,023.


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Livingston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leicester political report.

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The average commute time for Leicester workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ Leicester is distinctive on account of the large green in the center of the village about which the houses are built in the New England manner. ”
~ WPA Guide to Rochester and Monroe County, 1937

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