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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 outdoors activities. Letchworth was given the USA Today Reader’s Choice award in 2015 for best state park in the nation.

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. The teen pregnancy rate in the county is the lowest in the region at 0.8%. Livingston had one of the highest graduation rates in the region in 2017 at 89%, but performance on state tests was mixed.

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

Click here for a printable pdf summary of how Livingston County is performing on all 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





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