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The 2000 Census showed that Monroe County had a population of 735,343 people. This represented 3.88% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Monroe had a population of 733,703 people. This is a decrease of 0.22% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010744,344+1.22%+1.45% since 2009
2009733,703-0.22%+0.3% since 2008
2008731,543-0.52%+0.13% since 2007
2007730,629-0.64% 
2006730,458-0.66%-0.18% since 2005
2005731,773-0.49%-0.53% since 2004
2004735,691  
2003737,420+0.28%-0.2% since 2002
2002738,876+0.48% 
2001738,664+0.45%+0.45% since 2000
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2000735,343The Last Census

Monroe County had 304,388 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Monroe County has a total area<3> of 1,365 square miles [3,536 km²]. Of this total, 659 square miles [1,707 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (51.7%) being water (706 square miles [1,829 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Monroe County had a population density of 1,115 people per square mile [430.6 people/km²], making it the state's 10th most densely populated county (out of 62 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Monroe County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Monroe and the state of New York.

Click here for the Monroe County QuickFact (QF-36055).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Monroe County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
RochesterQF-3663000207,294219,773-5.68%
GreeceQF-363029093,40594,141-0.78%
IrondequoitQF-363772649,89652,354-4.69%
PerintonQF-365722145,69546,090-0.86%
HenriettaQF-363409945,63139,02816.92%
WebsterQF-367897141,91037,92610.5%
PenfieldQF-365714436,08434,6454.15%
BrightonQF-360824634,21735,588-3.85%
ChiliQF-361546228,82927,6384.31%
GatesQF-362844228,73129,275-1.86%
PittsfordQF-365836528,30127,2193.98%
OgdenQF-365447419,31718,4924.46%
ParmaQF-365656116,00714,8227.99%
SwedenQF-367245513,87713,7161.17%
HamlinQF-36317979,0839,355-2.91%
MendonQF-36465588,8748,3706.02%
BrockportQF-36084668,3388,1032.9%
HiltonQF-36348476,4065,8569.39%
ClarksonQF-36159576,3676,0724.86%
East RochesterQF-36228656,2606,650-5.86%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
GeneseeQF-36037   SW57,86860,370-4.14%
LivingstonQF-36051   S62,87164,328-2.26%
OntarioQF-36069   SE105,650100,2245.41%
OrleansQF-36073   W42,05144,171-4.8%
WayneQF-36117   E91,29193,765-2.64%

Lake Ontario lies to the north.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Monroe. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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