Statewide Claims to Fame

Rochester is 3rd in New York out of 171 other cities in Current population (2012)

Rochester is 3rd in New York out of 346 other cities in Households

Rochester is 3rd in New York out of 346 other cities in Housing units

Rochester is 4th in New York out of 154 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Rochester is 4th in New York out of 155 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Rochester is 4th in New York out of 346 other cities in Size in square miles

Rochester is 8th in New York out of 163 other cities in Retail sales

Rochester is 11th in New York out of 345 other cities in Income below poverty line

Rochester is 12th in New York out of 346 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Rochester, New York Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Rochester Rank New York US
Current population (2012) 210,532 3rd 19,570,261 313,914,040
Size in square miles 35.8 4th 47,126.4 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 5,884.8 81st 411.2 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Rochester Rank New York US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 27th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.8% 105th 21.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.0% 316th 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Rochester Rank New York US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 78.5% 325th 84.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 24.3% 234th 32.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Rochester Rank New York US
Race - White 43.7% 329th 71.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 41.7% 12th 17.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 58th 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.1% 165th 8.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 209th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.4% 33rd 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 16.4% 68th 18.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 37.6% 319th 57.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Rochester Rank New York US
Female residents 51.7% 160th 51.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 8.6% 214th 21.8% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Rochester Rank New York US
Housing units 97,158 3rd 8,119,364 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 51.0% 59th 50.5% 25.9%
Households 86,009 3rd 7,215,687 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 40.6% 322nd 54.8% 66.1%
Home median value $74,000 330th $301,000 $186,200
People per household 2.3 258th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Rochester Rank New York US
Income per capita $18,267 325th $31,796 $27,915
Income per household $30,367 336th $56,951 $52,762
Income below poverty line 31.1% 11th 14.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Rochester Rank New York US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 13,019 4th 1,956,733 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,181,714 8th $230,718,065 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,696 135th $11,879 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $323,960 4th $39,813,499 $613,795,732

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