Rochester demographics profile

StatisticRochesterNew YorkNational
Population210,29119,697,457318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)5,87835991
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%
Rochester, NY has a population of 210,291 and is the 106th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,878 per sq mi which is 1539% higher than the New York average and 6388% higher than the national average. The median age in Rochester is 31 which is approximately 18% lower than the New York average of 38. In Rochester, 31% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 80% speak English and 13% speak Spanish. 68% of Rochester residents were born in New York, 17% were born out of state, 6% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Rochester is 1539% 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 or African American.
  • In Rochester 3.40% of the population is Asian.

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Rochester population breakdown by race

RaceRochesterNew YorkNational
White46.14%64.31%73.35%
Black or African American40.91%15.60%12.63%
Asian3.40%8.12%5.22%
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.

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