Latest Data (2018)
Population 206,284
Nationwide Rank 111

Quick Facts

Rochester, New York is the 111th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Rochester, New York is a city.

Rochester, New York is currently 38.0% 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
2000-2018
101 Des Moines, Iowa 216,853 8.6%
102 Tacoma, Washington 216,279 11.5%
103 San Bernardino, California 215,941 14.2%
104 Modesto, California 215,030 13.0%
105 Fontana, California 213,739 45.6%
106 Santa Clarita, California 210,089 34.9%
107 Birmingham, Alabama 209,880 -13.2%
108 Oxnard, California 209,877 22.2%
109 Fayetteville, North Carolina 209,468 5.0%
110 Moreno Valley, California 209,050 45.9%
111 Rochester, New York 206,284 -6.0%
112 Glendale, California 201,361 3.0%
113 Huntington Beach, California 200,641 5.5%
114 Salt Lake City, Utah 200,591 10.3%
115 Grand Rapids, Michigan 200,217 1.1%
116 Amarillo, Texas 199,924 14.8%
117 Yonkers, New York 199,663 1.7%
118 Aurora, Illinois 199,602 38.1%
119 Montgomery, Alabama 198,218 -1.7%
120 Akron, Ohio 198,006 -8.6%
121 Little Rock, Arkansas 197,881 7.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In New York

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
83 Buffalo 256,304 -12.2%
111 Rochester 206,284 -6.0%
117 Yonkers 199,663 1.7%
185 Syracuse 142,749 -2.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 206,284 111
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