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Welcome to Rochester ...

The city of Rochester is located in Monroe County<1> and is the County Seat for Monroe County.

When the people of Rochester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rochesterian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rochester has a population of 205,859 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rochester.

Rochester is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Rochester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Rochester: (585)

The ZIP code for Rochester: 14604<5>

Websites for Rochester ...

Official Website:   www.ci.rochester.ny.us/

Junior League:   jlroch.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rochester had an population of 205,859 people. This is a decrease of 2.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rochester had a population of 210,565 people (which is 28.29% of the total population of Monroe County). This makes Rochester the county's most populous community.

The population of Rochester represents 1.09% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 210,565 people, the population of Rochester decreased 4.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 219,773 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rochester.

Adding Rochester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rochester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rochester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rochester on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Rochester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rochester.

Communities near Rochester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rochester.

  • Greece [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greece
    • Greece [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,285 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greece have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greece
  • Perinton [Monroe County]
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    • Perinton [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perinton
  • Webster [Monroe County]
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    • Webster [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
  • Henrietta [Monroe County]
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    • Henrietta [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrietta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Penfield [Monroe County]
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      • Penfield [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penfield
    • Pittsford [Monroe County]
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      • Pittsford [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsford
    • Chili [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chili
      • Chili [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chili have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chili
    • Ogden [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
    • Parma [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parma
      • Parma [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parma
    • Victor [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Ontario County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rochester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rochester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rochester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rochester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rochester. Our list includes 252 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rochester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rochester ...

Looking for more information about Rochester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rochester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rochester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Monroe County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rochester: www.ci.rochester.ny.us/

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecounty.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rochester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rochester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rochester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rochester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rochester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rochester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rochester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RochesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1563, Longitude: -77.6105    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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