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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CityCountyPopulation [1]
(2011 census estimate)
Incorporation
date
AlbanyAlbany97,6601686
AmsterdamMontgomery18,5071830
AuburnCayuga27,5901848
BataviaGenesee15,4441915
BeaconDutchess15,5651913
BinghamtonBroome46,9961867
BuffaloErie261,0251832
CanandaiguaOntario10,6041913
CohoesAlbany16,1331869
CorningSteuben11,1871890
CortlandCortland19,2121900
DunkirkChautauqua12,5111888
ElmiraChemung29,2041864
FultonOswego11,9061902
GenevaOntario[A]13,3241898
Glen CoveNassau27,0631918
Glens FallsWarren14,7281908
GloversvilleFulton15,6211890
HornellSteuben8,5661888
HudsonColumbia6,6571785
IthacaTompkins30,0541888
JamestownChautauqua31,0201886
JohnstownFulton8,7181895
KingstonUlster23,8871872
LackawannaErie18,1211909
Little FallsHerkimer5,1881895
LockportNiagara21,1191865
Long BeachNassau33,3951922
MechanicvilleSaratoga5,2271915
MiddletownOrange28,2431888
Mount VernonWestchester67,7801892
New RochelleWestchester77,6061889
New YorkBronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond8,244,9101653[B]
NewburghOrange29,0261865
Niagara FallsNiagara50,0861892
North TonawandaNiagara31,5011897
NorwichChenango7,1391914
OgdensburgSt. Lawrence11,1041868
OleanCattaraugus14,3631854
OneidaMadison11,3871901
OneontaOtsego13,8431908
OswegoOswego18,1581848
PeekskillWestchester23,7551940
PlattsburghClinton19,9491902
Port JervisOrange8,8781907
PoughkeepsieDutchess32,7901854
RensselaerRensselaer9,3911897
RochesterMonroe210,8551834
RomeOneida33,6601870
RyeWestchester15,8341942
SalamancaCattaraugus5,7801913
Saratoga SpringsSaratoga26,7271915
SchenectadySchenectady66,2731798
SherrillOneida3,1471916
SyracuseOnondaga145,1511848
TonawandaErie15,1121904
TroyRensselaer50,1201816
UticaOneida62,1101832
WatertownJefferson27,4231869
WatervlietAlbany10,2301896
White PlainsWestchester57,2581916
YonkersWestchester197,3991872

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