Livingston County

General Overview

Livingston County, formed from parts of Genesee and Ontario counties in 1821, is home to some

of the region’s most picturesque Finger Lakes landscapes, as well as the highly ranked liberal arts college SUNY Geneseo.

Letchworth State Park, popularly referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East”, is a 14,000-acre destination that boasts a diverse range of terrain, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities.

In 2017, Letchworth was voted USA Today Reader’s Choice for “Best Attraction in New York State”.

Livingston County has had growth in some sectors of the economy, and falling crime rates over the past decade, despite the economic downturn caused by the recession of 2008. Livingston maintained a high graduation rate in 2019 at 89%, but once again, performance on state tests was mixed.

The teen pregnancy rate in the county was the lowest in the region at 1%. Livingston had one of the lowest mortality rates in the region.

See below to access the latest Livingston County Report Card, or a summary table of "Hard Facts" impacting this particular part of our region.

Now available, view and print a summary of how Livingston County is performing on ACT Rochester indicators.

Livingston County Report Card

The Livingston County Report Card aggregates data from more than 100 community indicators on the site and use symbols, colors and arrows to provide a quick, at-a-glance overview of the well-being of the county. This data covers each of ACT Rochester's nine topic groups. Click on the picture below for the full report.

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"Hard Facts" About Our Community

In 2017, ACT Rochester released its latest race report, “Hard Facts: Race and Ethnicity in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area” to examine the substantial gaps in educational and economic outcomes among persons of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. The table below highlights some of the disparities currently impacting residents in Livingston County. Click on the picture below for a pdf of this table.

Hard Facts about Livingston County