Latest Data (2017)
Population 208,046
Nationwide Rank 110

Quick Facts

Rochester, New York is the 110th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Rochester, New York is a city.

Rochester, New York is currently 37.4% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Rochester, New York's growth is extremely below average. 92% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Rochester, New York Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
100 Des Moines, Iowa 217,521 8.9%
101 Spokane, Washington 217,108 10.2%
102 San Bernardino, California 216,995 14.8%
103 Modesto, California 214,221 12.6%
104 Tacoma, Washington 213,418 10.0%
105 Fontana, California 211,815 44.3%
106 Santa Clarita, California 210,888 35.5%
107 Birmingham, Alabama 210,710 -12.9%
108 Oxnard, California 210,037 22.3%
109 Fayetteville, North Carolina 209,889 5.2%
110 Rochester, New York 208,046 -5.2%
111 Moreno Valley, California 207,226 44.6%
112 Glendale, California 203,054 3.9%
113 Yonkers, New York 202,019 2.9%
114 Huntington Beach, California 201,874 6.2%
115 Aurora, Illinois 200,965 39.0%
116 Salt Lake City, Utah 200,544 10.3%
117 Amarillo, Texas 199,826 14.8%
118 Montgomery, Alabama 199,518 -1.0%
119 Grand Rapids, Michigan 198,829 0.4%
120 Little Rock, Arkansas 198,606 8.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In New York

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
81 Buffalo 258,612 -11.4%
110 Rochester 208,046 -5.2%
113 Yonkers 202,019 2.9%
184 Syracuse 143,396 -1.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 208,046 110
2016 208,880 107
2015 209,802 105
2014 209,983 103
2013 210,358 103
2012 210,532 101
2011 210,643 100
2010 210,565 98
2009 207,294 98
2008 207,348 98
2007 207,481 96
2006 208,205 95
2005 209,781 91
2004 212,297 88
2003 214,058 85
2002 216,085 83
2001 217,758 82
2000 219,474 81
1990 230,872 66
1980 241,741 57
1970 296,233 49
1960 318,611 38
1950 332,488 32
1940 324,975 23
1930 328,132 22
1920 295,750 23
1910 218,149 25
1900 162,608 24
1890 133,896 22
1880 89,366 22
1870 62,386 22
1860 48,204 18
1850 36,403 21
1840 20,191 19