List of cities in New York

This list contains all municipalities incorporated as cities in New York state and shows the county in which each city is located.

Map of the United States with New York highlighted

Two cities (New York City and Albany) were incorporated in the 17th century, while the most recent incorporation, of Rye, occurred in 1942. Except for Sherrill, the cities are distinct from towns. Geneva and New York are the only cities in more than one county.


List of citiesEdit

City County Population [1][2]
(2010 census)
Incorporation
date
FIPS code
(subdivision)
FIPS code
(place)
Albany Albany 97,856 1686 3600101000 3601000
Amsterdam Montgomery 18,620 1830 3605702066 3602066
Auburn Cayuga 27,687 1848 3601103078 3603078
Batavia Genesee 15,465 1915 3603704715 3604715
Beacon Dutchess 15,541 1913 3602705100 3605100
Binghamton Broome 47,376 1867 3600706607 3606607
Buffalo Erie 261,310 1832 3602911000 3611000
Canandaigua Ontario 10,545 1913 3606912144 3612144
Cohoes Albany 16,168 1869 3600116749 3616749
Corning Steuben 11,183 1890 3610118256 3618256
Cortland Cortland 19,204 1900 3602318388 3618388
Dunkirk Chautauqua 12,563 1888 3601321105 3621105
Elmira Chemung 29,200 1864 3601524229 3624229
Fulton Oswego 11,896 1902 3607527815 3627815
Geneva Ontario
Seneca[A]
13,261 1898 3606928640
3609928640
3628640
Glen Cove Nassau 26,964 1918 3605929113 3629113
Glens Falls Warren 14,700 1908 3611329333 3629333
Gloversville Fulton 15,665 1890 3603529443 3629443
Hornell Steuben 8,563 1888 3610135672 3635672
Hudson Columbia 6,713 1785 3602135969 3635969
Ithaca Tompkins 30,014 1888 3610938077 3638077
Jamestown Chautauqua 31,146 1886 3601338264 3638264
Johnstown Fulton 8,743 1895 3603538781 3638781
Kingston Ulster 23,893 1872 3611139727 3639727
Lackawanna Erie 18,141 1909 3602940189 3640189
Little Falls Herkimer 4,946 1895 3604342741 3642741
Lockport Niagara 21,165 1865 3606343082 3643082
Long Beach Nassau 33,275 1922 3605943335 3643335
Mechanicville Saratoga 5,196 1915 3609146360 3646360
Middletown Orange 28,086 1888 3607147042 3647042
Mount Vernon Westchester 67,292 1892 3611949121 3649121
New Rochelle Westchester 77,062 1889 3611950617 3650617
New York Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond 8,175,133 1653[B] 3651000
Newburgh Orange 28,866 1865 3607150034 3650034
Niagara Falls Niagara 50,193 1892 3606351055 3651055
North Tonawanda Niagara 31,568 1897 3606353682 3653682
Norwich Chenango 7,190 1914 3601753979 3653979
Ogdensburg St. Lawrence 11,128 1868 3608954485 3654485
Olean Cattaraugus 14,452 1854 3600954716 3654716
Oneida Madison 11,393 1901 3605354837 3654837
Oneonta Otsego 13,901 1908 3607754881 3654881
Oswego Oswego 18,142 1848 3607555574 3655574
Peekskill Westchester 23,583 1940 3611956979 3656979
Plattsburgh Clinton 19,989 1902 3601958574 3658574
Port Jervis Orange 8,828 1907 3607159388 3659388
Poughkeepsie Dutchess 32,736 1854 3602759641 3659641
Rensselaer Rensselaer 9,392 1897 3608361148 3661148
Rochester Monroe 210,565 1834 3605563000 3663000
Rome Oneida 33,725 1870 3606563418 3663418
Rye Westchester 15,720 1942 3611964309 3664309
Salamanca Cattaraugus 5,815 1913 3600964749 3664749
Saratoga Springs Saratoga 26,586 1915 3609165255 3665255
Schenectady Schenectady 66,135 1798 3609365508 3665508
Sherrill Oneida 3,071 1916 3606566993 3666993
Syracuse Onondaga 145,170 1848 3606773000 3673000
Tonawanda Erie 15,130 1904 3602974166 3674166
Troy Rensselaer 50,129 1816 3608375484 3675484
Utica Oneida 62,235 1832 3606576540 3676540
Watertown Jefferson 27,023 1869 3604578608 3678608
Watervliet Albany 10,254 1896 3600178674 3678674
White Plains Westchester 56,853 1916 3611981677 3681677
Yonkers Westchester 195,976 1872 3611984000 3684000

Extremes in size and populationEdit

The most populous and largest city by area in the state is by far New York, home to 8,175,133 people and comprising just over 300 square miles (800 km2) of land (468.87 square miles (1,210 km2) including water). The least populous city is Sherrill, with just 3,071 inhabitants. The smallest city by area is Mechanicville, which covers 0.91 square miles (2.4 km2) (of which 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2) is water).[1][2]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Geneva is located within both the counties of Ontario and Seneca, although the section in Seneca County has no population and is all water.[3]
  2. ^ 1653 is the officially recognized date.[4] Peter Stuyvesant convinced the States General of the Netherlands to charter the city of Nieuw Amsterdam in 1653.[5] The English envoy, Richard Nicolls, renamed the city "New York" two days after capturing it in 1664.[6] Provincial governor Thomas Dongan rechartered the city under the auspices of the Duke of York in 1683,[7] though the charter was not published until 1686.[8] Finally, New York was reincorporated to include all five of its present boroughs in 1898.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ a b "New York". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2016-09-29. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
  3. ^ Overview of Geneva city near county borders (Map). USGS (ACME mapper). Retrieved 2009-06-25.
  4. ^ "New York 1653–1953", The New York Times, New York, New York, 1953-02-02, ISSN 0362-4331, retrieved 2009-05-24
  5. ^ Roosevelt, Theodore (1891), New York: A Sketch of the City's Social, Political, and Commercial Progress from the First Dutch Settlement to Recent Times, New York, New York: Longmans, Green, p. 30, OCLC 2306039, retrieved 2009-05-24, It was under Stuyvesant, in 1653, that the town was formally incorporated as a city
  6. ^ Roosevelt, Theodore (1891), New York: A Sketch of the City’s Social, Political, and Commercial Progress from the First Dutch Settlement to Recent Times, New York, New York: Longmans, Green, p. 46, OCLC 2306039, retrieved 2009-05-24, The expedition against New Amsterdam had been organized with the Duke of York, afterward King James II., as its special patron, and the city was rechristened in his honor.
  7. ^ Roosevelt, Theodore (1891), New York: A Sketch of the City’s Social, Political, and Commercial Progress from the First Dutch Settlement to Recent Times, New York, New York: Longmans, Green, p. 56, OCLC 2306039, retrieved 2009-05-24, Under the influence of Dongan, he did indeed grant to the city itself a charter of special rights and privileges
  8. ^ Dongan, Thomas (1694), The charter of the city of New-York, New York, New York: William Bradford, OCLC 55899385, retrieved 2009-05-24