StatisticRochesterNew YorkNational
Population density (sq mi)5,87841391
Median age31.338.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)31%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%43%43%
Speak English80%70%79%
Speak Spanish13%15%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Rochester is 1323% higher than New York
  • The median age in Rochester is 18% lower than New York
  • In Rochester 46.14% of the population is White
  • In Rochester 40.91% of the population is Black
  • In Rochester 3.40% of the population is Asian

Compare Rochester, NY Demographics


      Rochester population breakdown by race

      RaceRochesterNew YorkNational
      American Indian0.86%0.38%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.03%0.04%0.18%
      Mixed race4.41%2.93%3.06%
      Other race4.24%8.62%4.75%
      In Rochester, 17.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Rochester age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Rochester, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).