Who We Are

Established in 1818, the Town of Rush is a closley-knit rural community located in Western New York about 12 miles south of Rochester. It posseses a unique rural character among the nineteen towns which comprise Monroe County, with both wide-open spaces and wooded areas. Rush is predominantly a surburban, commuter community of the Greater Rochester Area and offers activities for the whole family.

The town offers convenient access to jobs, shopping, and services throughout the metropolitan area, while keeping its serene, safe, small town qualities intact. With its rolling hills and quaint village, Rush is regarded by many as a diamond in the rough, perhaps Southern Monroe County's best kept secret!

Town of Rush Statistics

(All information based on the 2000 U.S. Census, except where noted) ; 2010 update:
Population: 3478
Population Change (1990-2000): 12% growth
Median Age: 47.5 years
Average Household Size: 2.6 persons
Number of Households: 1268
Average household price: $189,697
Median Income: $75,728
Town Tax Rate (2011): $4.39%/$1,000 per assessment
Location: Southern most town in Monroe County
Total Area: 30.6 square miles (19,584 acres) 9632 acres of land used for agriculture (1990 census)
Highest elevation: 787 feet above sea level
Lowest elevation: 525 feet above sea level
Roads: 83 miles total (State-owned: 16 miles; County-owned: 46 miles; Town-owned: 21 miles)
Average Snowfall: (95.0 inches) (Rochester's 30 Year Annual Average)
Mean Temperature: (July) 71.3 degrees Fahrenheit (Rochester's average)
Mean Temperature: (February) 23.6 degrees Fahrenheit