Rochester, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Rochester is the 3rd largest city in New York with a population of 210,312 as of July 1, 2016. Rochester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 43.1699 and longitude -77.6169 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochester (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.77 sq. miles and a water area of 1.37 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Rochester (GNIS ID: 979426) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rochester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rochester: Ga-sko-sa-ga, Gaskosago, Rochesterville.

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Rochester, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 210,312
Population in Households 200,071
Population in Familes 136,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,241
Population Density1 5,879
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 87,637
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 43,323
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99,110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,042 (31.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,595 (57.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,473 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $80,762
Average Home Value $112,762


Median Household Income $30,990
Average Household Income $46,288
Per Capita Income $20,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.03%
Households 0.11% 0.13%
Families -0.13% -0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.98%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rochester, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 108 91st
Diversity Index2 # 53 96th
Median Household Income # 1182 1st
Per Capita Income # 1131 6th

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