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

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Iroquoian for "beautiful valley."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Geneseo. For links to other places called Geneseo, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Geneseo is 42.795N. The longitude is -77.817W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 771 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,916.


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Median household income
Local
$30,438
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Geneseo demographic reports
Geneseo is on the Genesee River.
Former and merged names include:
· Big Tree
The Wadsworths have been squires here since the arrival of James and William Wadsworth from Connecticut in 1790. Tradition has it that the Wadsworths were able to walk from Rochester to Geneseo without ever leaving their own property.

Home of one of the oldest hunt clubs in the country; the hunters and their horses ride down Main Street each October

The village is known for its fountain, which features a little bear hugging a lamppost.

The Genesee Valley Hunt, established here in 1876, is one of the oldest fox hunts in the country.

Filming location for:
· 1938 movie, "The Great Waltz"
Well-known residents have included:
· Glen Gordon Caron, film and TV producer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Letchworth State Park
Historic sites and museums: Livingston County Historical Society Museum, 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
Colleges and universities: SUNY at Geneseo
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Geneseo, home of the bluegrass sod, where the Chanlers speak only to Wadsworths and the Wadsworths speak only to God.
-- Jingle, quoted in River Ramble
Arch Merrill

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17% of Geneseo residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Geneseo ancestry & family history guide.

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Recommendations: Summer dinner on the deck at the Big Tree

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Geneseo was $12,239, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Geneseo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Geneseo include Main Street Historic District (Geneseo) ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Geneseo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,165.


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Libraries in Geneseo include Wadsworth Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Geneseo workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Geneseo include Quality Inn Geneseo.

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“ Geneseo, home of the bluegrass sod, where the Chanlers speak only to Wadsworths and the Wadsworths speak only to God. ”
~ Jingle, quoted in River Ramble
Arch Merrill

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