Population of Cities in New York (2019)

1
Over 1 Million
4
100,000 to 1 Million
84
10,000 to 100,000

New York state has a population of over 19 million, making it the 4th most populous state in the country. Almost half of the residents of the state live in New York City, which has an estimated population of 8,550,405 people. New York City is the largest city by population in the United States. This far exceeds the number of people recorded in the second most populous city, Buffalo, which has just 258,071 inhabitants. Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse are the remaining cities that have populations exceeding 100,000. Albany, the state capital, has a population of 98,469 people, making it the 6th most populous in the state.

Incorporated areas in New York are divided into cities and towns. New York state has a total of 62 municipalities designated as cities. Sherill, which is located in Oneida County, is the smallest city by population, with just 3,147 residents since its incorporation in 1916. There are nine additional cities that have populations that fall below 10,000.

New York has 1 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 84 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in New York is New York , with a population of 8,601,186 people.

Buffalo

Buffalo -- which was named after nearby Buffalo Creek -- is also known as the Queen City.

252,555

Rochester

Top-ranked schools, low cost of living, and low jobless rates have put this city on multiple lists including the best cities to raise a family and one of the country's most livable cities.

206,318

Yonkers

Residents and visitors alike enjoy many attractions throughout Yonkers, including a racing track and the Hudson River Museum.

202,127

Syracuse

This city is known for its higher education institutions, including Le Moyne College and Syracuse University.

141,353

Albany

Albany is the capital city of New York.

97,640

New Rochelle

New Rochelle has many beautiful natural attractions, including over 230 acres of public parkland.

79,518

Mount Vernon

This city is divided into two sections: Southside and Northside.

68,212

Schenectady

This city was founded by the Dutch during the 17th Century.

63,536

Utica

Utica has become a melting pot of cultures, drawing in refugees from war-torn countries all around the globe.

59,608

Name 2019 Population
New York 8,601,186
Buffalo252,555
Rochester206,318
Yonkers202,127
Syracuse141,353
Albany97,640
New Rochelle79,518
Mount Vernon68,212
Schenectady63,536
Utica59,608
White Plains58,220
Hempstead55,486
Troy49,189
Niagara Falls47,864
Binghamton44,514
Freeport43,294
Valley Stream37,553
Long Beach33,750
Spring Valley32,555
Rome32,121
Ithaca30,939
North Tonawanda30,127
Poughkeepsie29,709
Port Chester29,587
Jamestown28,755
Harrison28,583
Newburgh27,909
Saratoga Springs27,856
Middletown27,779
Glen Cove27,311
Elmira26,975
Lindenhurst26,651
Auburn26,287
Kiryas Joel26,160
Rockville Centre25,744
Ossining25,333
Peekskill24,077
Watertown23,473
Kingston22,694
Garden City22,566
Lockport20,105
Plattsburgh19,762
Mamaroneck19,506
Lynbrook19,489
Mineola19,464
Cortland18,504
Scarsdale18,179
Cohoes18,020
Lackawanna17,538
Amsterdam17,393
Massapequa Park17,181
Oswego17,080
Rye15,950
Floral Park15,891
Westbury15,456
Depew14,926
Kenmore14,846
Gloversville14,718
Tonawanda14,594
Glens Falls14,535
Mastic Beach14,532
Batavia14,420
Johnson City14,406
Oneonta14,261
Beacon14,133
Olean13,587
Endicott12,968
Geneva 12,721
Patchogue12,488
Haverstraw12,021
Babylon11,944
Tarrytown11,574
Dunkirk11,526
Mount Kisco11,100
Dobbs Ferry11,093
Lake Grove11,036
Fulton11,027
Oneida10,999
Woodbury10,983
Suffern10,864
Corning10,575
Fredonia10,378
Ogdensburg10,335
West Haverstraw10,264
Great Neck10,236
Sleepy Hollow10,186
Canandaigua10,150
Lancaster10,078
Massena10,021
Watervliet9,910
New Hyde Park9,860
East Rockaway9,775
Potsdam9,774
Amityville9,674
Rye Brook9,626
Hamburg9,590
Farmingdale9,373
Rensselaer9,268
New Square9,242
Airmont8,823
Newark8,710
Monroe8,561
Malverne8,514
Port Jervis8,452
Croton-on-Hudson8,270
Johnstown8,246
Brockport8,202
Geneseo8,131
Chestnut Ridge8,108
Hornell8,078
Briarcliff Manor8,068
Baldwinsville7,980
Hastings-on-Hudson7,951
Port Jefferson7,713
Ilion7,697
Colonie7,691
Scotia7,466
Herkimer7,326
Williston Park7,280
East Hills7,278
Northport7,243
Great Neck Plaza7,228
Pleasantville7,156
Pelham7,014
New Paltz6,986
Nyack6,933
Hudson Falls6,917
Warwick6,843
Bayville6,739
Manorhaven6,708
Cedarhurst6,667
Walden6,646
Lawrence6,636
North Hills6,630
North Syracuse6,614
Tuckahoe6,603
Irvington6,599
Norwich6,486
East Rochester6,446
Canton6,389
Bronxville6,383
Monticello6,336
Horseheads6,328
Solvay6,179
Larchmont6,151
East Aurora6,141
Hudson6,137
Kaser6,083
Wesley Hills5,899
Albion5,833
New Hempstead5,827
Hilton5,774
Washingtonville5,749
Elmsford5,684
Medina5,637
Webster5,611
Malone5,605
Fairport5,580
Pelham Manor5,541
Bath5,468
Salamanca5,465
Wappingers Falls5,419
Goshen5,350
Kings Point5,321
Saranac Lake 5,216
Williamsville5,146
Ballston Spa5,121
Sea Cliff5,060
Waterloo4,959
Island Park4,946
Mechanicville4,896
Flower Hill4,892
Penn Yan4,879
Old Westbury4,836
Chittenango4,779
Ardsley4,676
Little Falls4,642
Montebello4,621
Cobleskill4,550
Montgomery4,539
Canastota4,490
Dansville4,417
Manlius4,416
Wellsville4,364
Springville4,246
Chester4,191
Le Roy4,129
Hamilton4,065
Alfred4,051
Fayetteville4,048
Liberty4,041
Waverly4,013
Owego3,983
Ellenville3,960
Menands3,889
Maybrook3,854
Spencerport3,840
Elmira Heights3,800
Highland Falls3,796
Saugerties3,788