Cities Near Rochester, NY
Local city information for Rochester, NY
is a city in Monroe County, New York, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. The Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest economy in New York State, behind the New York City metropolitan area. Known as ''The World's Image Centre, it was also once known as
The Flour City, and more recently as
The Flower City. It is the county seat for Monroe County.
Rochester's population is approximately 207,000, making it New York's third most populous city. It is at the center of a larger Metropolitan Area which encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County and includes Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County and Wayne County. This area, which is part of the Western New York region, had a population of 1,037,831 people at the time of the 2000 Census. As of 1 July 2005, this population rose slightly, to 1,039,028.
Rochester was ranked sixth among 379 U.S. metropolitan areas in the 25th edition of the Places Rated Almanac
for 'Most Livable Cities'. In 2007, Rochester was ranked as the top city in the country by Expansion Management Magazine
for quality of life. Expansion Management
rated the region's public schools sixth best nationwide, among metropolitan areas of a million people or more.
The current mayor of Rochester is Robert Duffy, who was previously the city's police chief.
In the census of 2000, there were 219,773 people (206,759 estimated as of 2007), 88,999 households, and 47,169 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,132.9 people per square mile (2,368.3/km²). There were 99,789 housing units at an average density of 2,784.7/sq mi (1,075.3/km²). The racial makeup was 48.30% White, 38.55% African American, 0.47% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.58% from other races, and 3.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.75% of the population. Ancestries include: German (10.9%), Italian (10.0%), Irish (9.6%), English (5.8%), and Polish (2.7%).
Rochester has the largest per capita deaf population in the United States. Rochester is home to internationally recognized programs for the deaf at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (part of the Rochester Institute of Technology) and at the University of Rochester.
There were 88,999 households of which 30.0% had children under 18 living with them, 25.1% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.0% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone 65 or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.19.
Web site ePodunk estimates that Rochester has approximately 60% more gay males and lesbians per capita than the national average .
The city population was 28.1% under 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 or older. The median age was 31. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.
The median income for a city household was $27,123, and the median family income was $31,257. Males had a median income of $30,521, versus $25,139 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,588. About 23.4% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.5% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.
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