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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Greece is approximately 15,632 (1990), 14519 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,116 (1990), 6226 (2010).
The amount of land area in Greece is 11.255 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Greece is 41.78 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Greece to Washington DC is 299 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 210 miles. (as the crow flies)
Greece is positioned 43.21 degrees north of the equator and 77.70 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Greece median income is $ 45,391.
Greece average annual precipitation is 2.66 inches peryear.
Greece average annual snowfall is 11.1 inches per year.
Greece average temperature is 48 degrees F.


a northwest suburb of Rochester in New York. It is bounded on the north by Lake Ontario with eight miles of shoreline.
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seasonal with wide variations in weather. The winters are cold and snowy. The springs are cool and rainy. Hot summers are the norm followed by rainy falls. The "lake effects" dictate the weather of western New York. The cold water of the Great Lakes cool the air which delays the hot summer temperatures until later in the season. Once the summer warms up, everything reverses itself with warmer air over the lake mixing with the cooler autumn air creating clouds and a great deal of rain. Winter simply changes the rain to snow.
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History & History Related Items

Greece was originally called Northampton. At the time of its naming, there was great sympathy toward the Greek people who were then fighting for independence from Turkey, thus, the name of Greece. Part of Greece until 1916 when it was annexed to the City of Rochester, Charlotte, was the Town seat. Charlotte was incorporated as a village in 1869 and was named for the daughter of Colonel Troup, a large landowner at that time.

From its founding on 22 March, 1822, until World War I, agriculture was the mainstay of the area economy, helping Greece to thrive as it became a major supplier of farm produce to the state. It access to Lake Ontario, the Genesee River and the Erie Canal helped it to market its goods and become a real transportation hub. After World War I, it began to diversify and move away from agriculture. Though the town grew, annexations in 1916 and 1919 by the City of Rochester kept the population growth down. After World War II, many new homes were built and farms and orchards were plowed under for residences.

The town of Greece, when it was founded in 1822, was named for the people of Greece who had won their independence just the year before. Once part of Greece until 1916, Old Charlotte became Rochester's 23rd Ward at that time.

Still standing today as a monument to the early days of lake shipping is the stately stone lighthouse. It was built the same year the township was founded.

Here is a town history page for Greece.
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Culture abounds in Greece. The Greece Performing Arts Society sponsors, among others, the Greece Symphony Orchestra and the Greece Choral Society. Many theatrical groups base in Greece. An annual art show is sponsored by the Suburban Rochester Arts Group.

Greece Summerfest

Area Sports:
The Rochester Red Wings - minor league Baseball team

The Rochester American Hockey Team - affiliated with the Buffalo Sabres

The Rochester Rhinos
- A league team with the United Soccer League
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Economy & Industry

Eastman Kodak is the largest employer in the area.
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Greece City Government

Nearly half of Greece is made up of undeveloped rural areas. The government consists of a town board. This board has a supervisor who is elected, as well as 1 council person for each of the four wards.

Town of Greece website

Greece Municipal Offices
One Vince Tofany Blvd
Greece, New York

Greece Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
1100 Long Pond Rd # 206
Rochester, NY 14626-1178
Phone: 716-227-7272
Fax: 716-227-7275

Greece Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
1100 Long Pond Rd # 206
Rochester, NY 14626-1178
Phone: 716-227-7272
Fax: 716-227-7275

Greece Libraries

Greece Public Library
Two Vince Tofany Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14616

Greece Schools

Greece Central School district

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