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
Rank City County Population [1]
(2011 census estimate)
Incorporation
date
6 Albany Albany 97,660 1686
33 Amsterdam Montgomery 18,507 1830
24 Auburn Cayuga 27,590 1848
Batavia Genesee 15,444 1915
Beacon Dutchess 15,565 1913
14 Binghamton Broome 46,996 1867
2 Buffalo Erie 261,025 1832
Canandaigua Ontario 10,604 1913
Cohoes Albany 16,133 1869
Corning Steuben 11,187 1890
32 Cortland Cortland 19,212 1900
Dunkirk Chautauqua 12,511 1888
21 Elmira Chemung 29,204 1864
Fulton Oswego 11,906 1902
Geneva Ontario[A] 13,324 1898
26 Glen Cove Nassau 27,063 1918
Glens Falls Warren 14,728 1908
Gloversville Fulton 15,621 1890
56 Hornell Steuben 8,566 1888
58 Hudson Columbia 6,657 1785
20 Ithaca Tompkins 30,054 1888
19 Jamestown Chautauqua 31,020 1886
55 Johnstown Fulton 8,718 1895
28 Kingston Ulster 23,887 1872
35 Lackawanna Erie 18,121 1909
61 Little Falls Herkimer 5,188 1895
30 Lockport Niagara 21,119 1865
16 Long Beach Nassau 33,395 1922
60 Mechanicville Saratoga 5,227 1915
23 Middletown Orange 28,243 1888
8 Mount Vernon Westchester 67,780 1892
7 New Rochelle Westchester 77,606 1889
1 New York Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond 8,550,405 1653[B]
22 Newburgh Orange 29,026 1865
13 Niagara Falls Niagara 50,086 1892
18 North Tonawanda Niagara 31,501 1897
57 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
34 Oswego Oswego 18,158 1848
29 Peekskill Westchester 23,755 1940
31 Plattsburgh Clinton 19,949 1902
54 Port Jervis Orange 8,878 1907
17 Poughkeepsie Dutchess 32,790 1854
53 Rensselaer Rensselaer 9,391 1897
3 Rochester Monroe 210,855 1834
15 Rome Oneida 33,660 1870
Rye Westchester 15,834 1942
59 Salamanca Cattaraugus 5,780 1913
27 Saratoga Springs Saratoga 26,727 1915
9 Schenectady Schenectady 66,273 1798
62 Sherrill Oneida 3,147 1916
5 Syracuse Onondaga 145,151 1848
Tonawanda Erie 15,112 1904
12 Troy Rensselaer 50,120 1816
10 Utica Oneida 62,110 1832
25 Watertown Jefferson 27,423 1869
Watervliet Albany 10,230 1896
11 White Plains Westchester 57,258 1916
4 Yonkers Westchester 197,399 1872

Extremes in size and population[edit]

The most populous and largest city by area in the state is by far 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. ^ Overview of Geneva city near county borders (Map). USGS (ACME mapper). 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