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Lima (village), New York

Lima, New York
Lima, New York is located in New York
Lima, New York
Location within the state of New York
Country United States
State New York
County Livingston
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,139
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 14485
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-42323
GNIS feature ID 0955333

Lima is a village in Livingston County, New York, USA. The population was 2,139 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Lima is in the Town of Lima and is nineteen miles south of the city of Rochester, NY.


  • History 1
    • Notable residents 1.1
    • National Register of Historic Places 1.2
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The village was founded in 1788 by Paul Davison and Jonathan Gould, veterans of the Old Lyme, Connecticut). (For that reason, the name of the village is currently pronounced like the name of the bean, not like the name of the city in Peru).

The Genesee Wesleyan Seminary (1830) / Genesee College (1849) was one of the first co-educational schools in the country when it first opened in 1822. Eventually, determined by a Methodist-Episcopal convention in 1870, the college was shut in favor of the newly developed Syracuse University (1871), over the protests of the residents of Lima. The campus is now home to Elim Bible Institute.

Notable residents

National Register of Historic Places

The following sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Description
1 Alverson-Copeland House
August 31, 1989
1612 Rochester St.
2 Barnard Cobblestone House
Barnard Cobblestone House
August 31, 1989
7192 W. Main St.
3 Bristol House
Bristol House
August 31, 1989
1950 Lake Ave.
4 Cargill House
August 31, 1989
1839 Rochester St.
5 Clark Farm Complex
August 31, 1989
7646 E. Main Rd.
6 Dayton House
August 31, 1989
7180 W. Main St.
7 William DePuy House
August 31, 1989
1825 Genesee St.
8 Draper House
August 31, 1989
1764 Rochester St.
9 Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and Genesee College Hall
Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and Genesee College Hall
July 19, 1976
College St.
10 Harden House
August 31, 1989
7343 E. Main St.
11 William Harmon House
August 31, 1989
1847 Genesee St.
12 Hillcrest
May 6, 1980
7242 W. Main St.
13 Morgan Cobblestone Farmhouse
August 31, 1989
6870 W. Main Rd.
14 J. Franklin Peck House
J. Franklin Peck House
August 31, 1989
7347 E. Main St.
15 St. Rose Roman Catholic Church Complex
August 25, 1988
Lake Ave.
16 School No. 6
School No. 6
August 31, 1989
6679 Jenks Rd.
17 Spencer House
August 31, 1989
7372 E. Main St.
18 Stanley House
August 31, 1989
7364 E. Main St.
19 William L. Vary House
August 31, 1989
7378 E. Main St.
20 Asahel Warner House
August 31, 1989
7136 W. Main St.
21 Matthew Warner House
Matthew Warner House
August 31, 1989
7449 E. Main St.


Lima is located at (42.906511, -77.612808).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²).None of the area is covered with water.

Lima is at the intersection of conjoined New York State Route 5/US Route 20 (in part, Avon Lima Road and East Main Street) and New York State Route 15A (in part Rochester Road and Plank Road). The village is four miles east of Interstate 390.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,459 people, 770 households,and 532 families. The population density was 1,783.4 people per square mile (688.0/km²). There were 800 housing units at an average density of 580.2 per square mile (223.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.65% White, 1.46% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 770 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 19.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,646, and the median income for a family was $52,102. Males had a median income of $29,966 versus $25,429 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,622. 5.3% of the population and 3.4% of families were below the poverty line. 3.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older are all living below the poverty line.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined , differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Village of Lima, NY webpage
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