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Rochester metropolitan area
Rochester, NY
Map of Rochester metropolitan area
Country United States
State(s) New York
Largest city Rochester
Other cities  – Canandaigua
 – Geneva
 • Total 2,930 sq mi (7,600 km2)
 • Total 1,054,323 (2,010)
 • Rank 51st in the U.S.
 • Density 360/sq mi (139/km2)

The Rochester metropolitan area, denoted the Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area by the United States Census Bureau, is a metropolitan statistical area consisting of six counties in Western New York, anchored by the city of Rochester, New York. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 1,054,323.



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Places with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants

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Places with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants

Unincorporated places


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 961,516
1980 971,230 1.0%
1990 1,002,410 3.2%
2000 1,037,831 3.5%
2010 1,054,323 1.6%
Est. 2014 1,083,393 2.8%
Historical Population Figures

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,037,831 people, 397,303 households, and 262,131 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 83.35% White, 10.73% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.90% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.50% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $42,733, and the median income for a family was $50,687. Males had a median income of $36,777 versus $25,999 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,626.

The Rochester NY MSA is the second largest economy & the second wealthiest region in all of NYS after the NYC MSA.

Combined statistical area

Rochester, NY CSA
Components of the Rochester–Batavia–Seneca Falls combined statistical area.      Rochester MSA     Batavia μSA     Seneca Falls μSA

The Rochester–BataviaSeneca Falls combined statistical area is made up of seven counties in western New York. The combined statistical area includes one metropolitan area and two micropolitan areas. As of the 2010 Census, the CSA had a population of 1,149,653.

  • Metropolitan statistical area (MSA)
    • Rochester (Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne and Yates counties)
  • Micropolitan statistical areas (μSAs)

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