List of cities in New York

List of cities in New York

This List of the 62 cities in New York State, USA, is an alphabetic list that also gives the primary county in which each city is located.

Except for Sherrill, the cities are distinct from towns. Geneva is the only city in more than one county.

This list is complete, do not add or remove any municipalities from this list unless that place has legally changed its incorporation.
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Albany, Capital of New York
New York City, Largest City in the United States
City County Population [1]
(2010 census)
Albany Albany 97,856 1686
Amsterdam Montgomery 18,620 1830
Auburn Cayuga 27,687 1848
Batavia Genesee 16,256 1915
Beacon Dutchess 13,808 1913
Binghamton Broome 47,376 1867
Buffalo Erie 261,310 1832
Canandaigua Ontario 11,264 1913
Cohoes Albany 16,168 1869
Corning Steuben 10,842 1890
Cortland Cortland 18,740 1900
Dunkirk Chautauqua 13,131 1888
Elmira Chemung 29,200 1864
Fulton Oswego 11,855 1902
Geneva Ontario[A] 13,617 1898
Glen Cove Nassau 26,964 1918
Glens Falls Warren 14,700 1908
Gloversville Fulton 15,665 1890
Hornell Steuben 9,019 1888
Hudson Columbia 7,524 1785
Ithaca Tompkins 30,014 1888
Jamestown Chautauqua 31,146 1886
Johnstown Fulton 8,511 1895
Kingston Ulster 23,893 1872
Lackawanna Erie 18,141 1909
Little Falls Herkimer 5,188 1895
Lockport Niagara 21,165 1865
Long Beach Nassau 35,462 1922
Mechanicville Saratoga 5,019 1915
Middletown Orange 28,086 1888
Mount Vernon Westchester 67,292 1892
New Rochelle Westchester 77,062 1889
New York Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond 8,175,133 1653[B]
Newburgh Orange 28,866 1865
Niagara Falls Niagara 50,193 1892
North Tonawanda Niagara 31,568 1897
Norwich Chenango 7,355 1914
Ogdensburg St. Lawrence 11,346 1868
Olean Cattaraugus 15,347 1854
Oneida Madison 10,987 1901
Oneonta Otsego 13,901 1908
Oswego Oswego 18,142 1848
Peekskill Westchester 23,583 1940
Plattsburgh Clinton 19,989 1902
Port Jervis Orange 8,860 1907
Poughkeepsie Dutchess 29,871 1854
Rensselaer Rensselaer 9,392 1897
Rochester Monroe 210,565 1834
Rome Oneida 32,850 1870
Rye Westchester 14,955 1942
Salamanca Cattaraugus 6,097 1913
Saratoga Springs Saratoga 28,499 1915
Schenectady Schenectady 66,135 1798
Sherrill Oneida 3,147 1916
Syracuse Onondaga 145,170 1848
Tonawanda Erie 16,136 1904
Troy Rensselaer 50,129 1816
Utica Oneida 62,235 1832
Watertown Jefferson 27,023 1869
Watervliet Albany 10,207 1896
White Plains Westchester 56,853 1916
Yonkers Westchester 195,976 1872

Extremes in size and population

The most populous and largest city in the state is New York, with a population of over 8.2 million inhabitants and comprising just over 300 square miles (800 km2) of land (468.87 square miles (1,210 km2) total area, which includes water). The least populous city is Sherrill, with just 3,147 inhabitants in 2000. 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]

See also


  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.[2]
  2. ^ 1653 is the officially recognized date.[3] Peter Stuyvesant convinced the States-General of the Netherlands to charter the city of Nieuw Amsterdam in 1653.[4] The English envoy, Richard Nicolls, renamed the city "New York" two days after capturing it in 1664.[5] Provincial governor Thomas Dongan rechartered the city under the auspices of the Duke of York in 1683,[6] though the charter was not published until 1686.[7] Finally, New York was reincorporated to include all five of its present boroughs in 1898.


  1. ^ a b "New York -- Place and County Subdivision". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  2. ^ USGS (ACME mapper). Overview of Geneva city near county borders (Map).,-76.97120&z=15&t=T&marker0=42.86668%2C-76.98509%2CGeneva%5C%2C%20New%20York. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  3. ^ "New York 1653–1953", The New York Times (New York, New York), 1953-02-02, ISSN 0362-4331,, retrieved 2009-05-24 
  4. ^ 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" 
  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. 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." 
  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. 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" 
  7. ^ Dongan, Thomas (1694), The charter of the city of New-York, New York, New York: William Bradford, OCLC 55899385,, retrieved 2009-05-24 

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