Population of Cities in New York (2018)

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 8,580,015 people.

Buffalo

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

254,004

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.

207,172

Yonkers

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

201,687

Syracuse

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

142,028

Albany

Albany is the capital city of New York.

97,797

New Rochelle

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

79,531

Mount Vernon

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

68,256

Schenectady

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

63,995

Utica

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

59,956

Name 2018 Population
New York 8,580,015
Buffalo254,004
Rochester207,172
Yonkers201,687
Syracuse142,028
Albany97,797
New Rochelle79,531
Mount Vernon68,256
Schenectady63,995
Utica59,956
White Plains58,227
Hempstead55,509
Troy49,360
Niagara Falls48,120
Binghamton44,900
Freeport43,289
Valley Stream37,593
Long Beach33,739
Spring Valley32,571
Rome32,219
Ithaca30,878
North Tonawanda30,287
Poughkeepsie29,895
Port Chester29,566
Jamestown29,095
Harrison28,502
Newburgh28,006
Saratoga Springs27,825
Middletown27,737
Glen Cove27,321
Elmira27,304
Lindenhurst26,792
Auburn26,465
Rockville Centre25,353
Ossining25,342
Kiryas Joel25,138
Watertown24,282
Peekskill24,069
Kingston22,866
Garden City22,559
Lockport20,230
Plattsburgh19,768
Lynbrook19,515
Mamaroneck19,456
Mineola19,391
Cortland18,601
Scarsdale18,089
Lackawanna17,648
Cohoes17,641
Amsterdam17,548
Oswego17,253
Massapequa Park17,188
Rye15,960
Floral Park15,911
Westbury15,432
Depew15,014
Kenmore14,945
Gloversville14,792
Tonawanda14,682
Mastic Beach14,608
Batavia14,547
Johnson City14,495
Glens Falls14,466
Beacon14,179
Oneonta14,159
Olean13,656
Endicott12,976
Geneva 12,810
Patchogue12,475
Haverstraw12,057
Babylon11,989
Dunkirk11,664
Tarrytown11,560
Fulton11,152
Mount Kisco11,101
Dobbs Ferry11,093
Lake Grove11,078
Oneida11,026
Woodbury10,984
Suffern10,892
Corning10,654
Ogdensburg10,471
Fredonia10,465
West Haverstraw10,291
Great Neck10,230
Canandaigua10,223
Sleepy Hollow10,190
Massena10,170
Lancaster10,107
Watervliet9,980
New Hyde Park9,861
East Rockaway9,784
Potsdam9,752
Amityville9,614
Rye Brook9,609
Hamburg9,590
Rensselaer9,292
Farmingdale9,201
New Square8,947
Airmont8,834
Newark8,786
Monroe8,574
Malverne8,524
Port Jervis8,492
Johnstown8,267
Croton-on-Hudson8,261
Brockport8,241
Hornell8,140
Geneseo8,140
Chestnut Ridge8,117
Briarcliff Manor8,056
Hastings-on-Hudson7,957
Baldwinsville7,855
Ilion7,749
Colonie7,740
Port Jefferson7,740
Scotia7,532
Herkimer7,369
Williston Park7,283
Northport7,276
East Hills7,243
Pleasantville7,154
Great Neck Plaza7,153
Pelham7,016
New Paltz7,006
Hudson Falls6,985
Nyack6,951
Warwick6,832
Bayville6,743
Manorhaven6,689
North Syracuse6,676
Walden6,671
Cedarhurst6,667
Lawrence6,610
Norwich6,609
Tuckahoe6,607
Irvington6,595
East Rochester6,501
Canton6,434
Horseheads6,399
Bronxville6,391
Monticello6,369
North Hills6,358
Solvay6,241
Hudson6,226
East Aurora6,160
Larchmont6,140
Wesley Hills5,904
Albion5,876
Kaser5,840
Hilton5,808
Washingtonville5,757
New Hempstead5,698
Medina5,686
Malone5,632
Webster5,591
Pelham Manor5,549
Fairport5,522
Bath5,508
Salamanca5,494
Elmsford5,460
Wappingers Falls5,448
Goshen5,356
Kings Point5,285
Saranac Lake 5,240
Ballston Spa5,187
Williamsville5,176
Sea Cliff5,058
Waterloo4,979
Mechanicville4,964
Penn Yan4,915
Island Park4,897
Flower Hill4,867
Chittenango4,824
Old Westbury4,805
Little Falls4,675
Ardsley4,662
Montebello4,631
Cobleskill4,553
Montgomery4,550
Canastota4,531
Manlius4,457
Dansville4,448
Wellsville4,404
Springville4,270
Le Roy4,169
Chester4,113
Hamilton4,084
Fayetteville4,082
Waverly4,072
Liberty4,058
Alfred4,054
Ellenville3,989
Owego3,919
Menands3,914
Elmira Heights3,845
Saugerties3,815
Highland Falls3,803
Cayuga Heights3,789
Catskill3,751