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Rushville, New York
A house in Rushville.
A house in Rushville.
Location in Yates County and the state of New York.
Location in Yates County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
Counties Yates, Ontario
Settled 1790 (1790)
Incorporated April 24, 1866 (1866-04-24)
Named for Benjamin Rush
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
876 ft (267 m)
 • Total 677
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,042.25/sq mi (402.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-64199
GNIS feature ID 0963107
NY 245 and NY 247 south in Rushville
NY 245 and NY 247 south in Rushville

Rushville is a village in Ontario and Yates Counties in the U.S. state of New York. The population was 655 in the 2019 American Community Survey. Most of the Village of Rushville is within the Town of Potter in Yates County and a small part is in the Town of Gorham in Ontario County. It is one of two villages in Ontario County that is split between two townships and the only village in Ontario split between two counties.


Elias Gilbert was the first settler in Rushville. Rushville was originally called Federal Hollow. The town was called this because many of Rushville's first settlers were from Massachusetts and favored the Federalist political party. The Village changed the name after the turn of the century when the Jeffersonian party grew more popular, and Rushville was renamed after Dr. Benjamin Rush of Revolutionary fame. Rushville is said to be the first place in America to be named for Jefferson's good friend.

The Milton Wilson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

Famous past residents


Rushville is located at 42°45′40″N 77°13′34″W / 42.76111°N 77.22611°W / 42.76111; -77.22611 (42.761136, -77.226177).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Rushville is in the Finger Lakes District of New York and lies between Canandaigua Lake and Seneca Lake. The West River flows southwest through the village.

Marcus Whitman Middle/High School is located just outside Rushville.

New York State Route 245 and New York State Route 247, pass, partly conjoined, through the Village of Rushville.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 503
1890 450 −10.5%
1900 416 −7.6%
1910 463 11.3%
1920 541 16.8%
1930 452 −16.5%
1940 428 −5.3%
1950 465 8.6%
1960 465 0.0%
1970 568 22.2%
1980 548 −3.5%
1990 609 11.1%
2000 621 2.0%
2010 677 9.0%
2019 (est.) 666 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to 2019 American Community Survey, there were 655 people, 237 households, and 155 families residing in the village. The population density was 1026 people per square mile. There were 313 housing units. The racial makeup of the village was 96.8%% White, 1.1% African American, 0% Native American, 0% Asian, and 0.3% two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8%% of the population.

There were 237 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 60.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 48.5% of households had one or more people 60 years of age and over. The average household size was 2.7.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 22% under the age of 18, 12% from 20 to 29, 14% from 30 to 39, 10% from 40 to 49, 13% from 50 to 59, and 16% from 60 to 69. Overall, 17% of Rushville's population is 65 and older. The average age of a Rushville citizen is 39.7 years old.

The per capita income for a household in the village was $27,359, and the median income for a family was $43,047. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $27,961 for females. About 6.1% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line. 33.4% of the village has a high school education, with another 34.8marcu % completing some college. 9.4% have completed a bachelor's degree.

Notable person

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