Henrietta, New York
|Elevation||600 ft (182.9 m)|
|Area||35.6 sq mi (92.2 km2)|
|- land||35.4 sq mi (92 km2)|
|- water||0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.56%|
|Density||1,204 / sq mi (464.867 / km2)|
|Town Supervisor||Michael B. Yudelson (R) First elected 2007|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||14467, 14586, 14623|
Henrietta is a town in Monroe County, New York, United States and a suburb of Rochester. The population of Henrietta is 42,581, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Henrietta is home to the Rochester Institute of Technology and to one of the largest retail shopping districts in Monroe County.
Established in 1818, the town of Henrietta was named after Henrietta Laura Pulteney, Countess of Bath in Great Britain. Her father Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet, was a major British investor from the Pulteney Association who owned the land that became the town. Henrietta Pulteney never visited the town named after her.
The western town line of Henrietta is defined by the Genesee River. On the west side of the river are the towns of Chili and Wheatland. To the north of Henrietta is the town of Brighton, to the east is the town of Pittsford, and to the south is the town of Rush.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), of which, 35.4 square miles (92 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.53%) is water.
Henrietta is south of the City of Rochester.
Henrietta's town government consists of a town supervisor (Michael B. Yudelson in 2012), and four town board members. Town Board Meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of each month except July and August when they are on the third Wednesday only. All Town Board Meetings begin at 7:00 PM EST at the Henrietta Town Hall.
Other boards and commissions in Henrietta include the Zoning Board, Planning Board, Conservation Board, Youth Board, Recreation Commission, Historic Site Committee, Assessment Board, and Library Board.
As of the census of 2000, there were 39,028 people, 12,823 households, and 8,501 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,102.2 people per square mile (425.6/km²). There were 13,243 housing units at an average density of 374.0 per square mile (144.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.3% White, 6.9% African American, 0.27% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 17.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.03% of the population.
There were 12,823 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the town, the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 23.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 111.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $51,081, and the median income for a family was $60,803. Males had a median income of $39,636 versus $30,271 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,821. About 3.2% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Henrietta
In 1818, the Town of Henrietta came into official existence. Prior to that, there were two historical villages that were under the governance of the Town of Pittsford.
The East Henrietta hamlet is located at the crossroads of East Henrietta (US Route 15A) and Lehigh Station Roads (County Route 253). It was the site of the Monroe Academy, the first secondary school in the county, which later became Rush-Henrietta Senior High School. Also located at this intersection was the Kirby House, a nationally recognized example of Greek Revival architecture. It has since been relocated to a residential neighborhood near Stone Road in Henrietta.
The West Henrietta hamlet is located at the crossroads of West Henrietta (Route 15) and Erie Station Roads. It is the site of the West Henrietta Baptist Church, built in 1838. The West Henrietta Post Office and Henrietta Fire Department building is next to the church. A pizza restaurant is located in a general store building that dates back to 1906. The Cartwright Inn building was built in 1831 and housed a restaurant for many decades.
- Bryant & Stratton College
- Rush-Henrietta Central School District
- School of the Holy Childhood - a non-profit agency for people with developmental disabilities.
- The Norman Howard School - a day school for children with disabilities.
- Continental School of Beauty
- Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (University of Rochester)
Henrietta is one of the major retail centers for Monroe County and is also home to many corporate business parks. The following businesses are located in Henrietta:
- ADT Security Services: provider of home security services
- CooperVision: maker of contact lenses and visionwear
- Delphi Automotive: research center for automotive technology
- FedEx Express: Empire District headquarters
- General Railway Signal: supplier of railway signaling equipment, now a division of Alstom
- Harris Corporation: maker of radio equipment for military and civilian use
- The Marketplace Mall: contains Sears, Penneys, Macy's, and Bon Ton stores
- Paychex Corporation - provider of payroll services for corporations
- Pictometry International
- The Sutherland Group: provider of call center services
- Unisys: provider of information technology software and services
- United Parcel Service: main Rochester sorting facility
- United States Postal Service: Western New York sorting center on Jefferson Road
- Veramark Technologies: producer of telecommunications software
- Ward's Natural Science: maker of museum exhibits
Sports and recreation
- Bowl-a-Roll Lanes
- The Dome Center- Future home of the Rochester Razorsharks basketball team
- Erie Canal and trail - boating, biking, and walking
- Executive South Family Golf Center
- Hansen Nature Center - nature exhibits and lectures
- Lehigh Valley Trail - a walking and biking trail along a former railroad bed
- Locust Hill Country Club - a private golf course in Henrietta and Pittsford that formerly hosted the Wegmans LPGA Championship golf tournament
- The Pieters Family Life Center - pool, gym equipment, and rehabilitative services
- Riverton Golf Club
- Rochester Sports Garden - indoor sporting activities such as basketball, table tennis, and indoor soccer
- Andrews Park
- Belmanor Park
- Hoskins Park
- Kenwick Park
- Martin Road Park
- Riverton Parks
- Tinker Nature Park
- Veterans Memorial Park
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell, first ordained female minister in the United States
- Jennifer Cody, film actress (Disney Studios film The Princess and the Frog)
- Shenise Johnson, professional WNBA basketball Player
- "Business briefs - Kaplan leaves Pictometry". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
- Official website
- Lehigh Valley Railroad Henrietta Station
- Lehigh Valley Railroad Cedar Swamp Station
- Erie Railroad West Henrietta Station