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Rural community

Rush is a town in Monroe County, in the Rochester metro area.

Some say the community was named after the rushes growing along the creek; others that it was named after Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence

The latitude of Rush is 42.995N. The longitude is -77.645W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 561 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,603.


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Median household income
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$67,632
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rush demographic reports
Rush is on Honeoye Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Webster's Mills
Well-known residents have included:
· Foster Brooks, comedian
Historic sites and museums: New York Museum of Transportation
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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28% of Rush residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rush ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rush was $27,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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44% of Rush residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rush, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $470.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,236.


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Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rush political report.

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The average commute time for Rush workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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