List of cities in New York

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This list of the 62 cities in New York State contains all municipalities incorporated as cities and also gives the primary county in which each city is located.

Except for Sherrill, the cities are distinct from towns. Geneva and New York City are the only cities 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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New York City, largest city in New York and the United States
City County Population [1]
(2011 census estimate)
Incorporation
date
Albany Albany 97,660 1686
Amsterdam Montgomery 18,507 1830
Auburn Cayuga 27,590 1848
Batavia Genesee 15,444 1915
Beacon Dutchess 15,565 1913
Binghamton Broome 46,996 1867
Buffalo Erie 261,025 1832
Canandaigua Ontario 10,604 1913
Cohoes Albany 16,133 1869
Corning Steuben 11,187 1890
Cortland Cortland 19,212 1900
Dunkirk Chautauqua 12,511 1888
Elmira Chemung 29,204 1864
Fulton Oswego 11,906 1902
Geneva Ontario[A] 13,324 1898
Glen Cove Nassau 27,063 1918
Glens Falls Warren 14,728 1908
Gloversville Fulton 15,621 1890
Hornell Steuben 8,566 1888
Hudson Columbia 6,657 1785
Ithaca Tompkins 30,054 1888
Jamestown Chautauqua 31,020 1886
Johnstown Fulton 8,718 1895
Kingston Ulster 23,887 1872
Lackawanna Erie 18,121 1909
Little Falls Herkimer 5,188 1895
Lockport Niagara 21,119 1865
Long Beach Nassau 33,395 1922
Mechanicville Saratoga 5,227 1915
Middletown Orange 28,243 1888
Mount Vernon Westchester 67,780 1892
New Rochelle Westchester 77,606 1889
New York Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond 8,244,910 1653[B]
Newburgh Orange 29,026 1865
Niagara Falls Niagara 50,086 1892
North Tonawanda Niagara 31,501 1897
Norwich Chenango 7,139 1914
Ogdensburg St. Lawrence 11,104 1868
Olean Cattaraugus 14,363 1854
Oneida Madison 11,387 1901
Oneonta Otsego 13,843 1908
Oswego Oswego 18,158 1848
Peekskill Westchester 23,755 1940
Plattsburgh Clinton 19,949 1902
Port Jervis Orange 8,878 1907
Poughkeepsie Dutchess 32,790 1854
Rensselaer Rensselaer 9,391 1897
Rochester Monroe 210,855 1834
Rome Oneida 33,660 1870
Rye Westchester 15,834 1942
Salamanca Cattaraugus 5,780 1913
Saratoga Springs Saratoga 26,727 1915
Schenectady Schenectady 66,273 1798
Sherrill Oneida 3,147 1916
Syracuse Onondaga 145,151 1848
Tonawanda Erie 15,112 1904
Troy Rensselaer 50,120 1816
Utica Oneida 62,110 1832
Watertown Jefferson 27,423 1869
Watervliet Albany 10,230 1896
White Plains Westchester 57,258 1916
Yonkers Westchester 197,399 1872

Extremes in size and population[edit]

The most populous and largest city by area in the state is New York, home to over 8.2 million 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 3,147 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[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  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.

References[edit]

  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). http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=42.85857,-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