Cities and Towns

State of New York

New York, abbreviated "NY", is in the Middle Atlantic region of the U.S. Its capital is Albany. There were 19,673,174 people in New York as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on July 26, 1788.

Please explore the cities and towns of New York, below.

Top New York College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

1 New York 91 289,312
2 Brooklyn 47 92,693
3 Rochester 20 52,540
4 Albany 18 70,410
5 Buffalo 11 63,797
6 Syracuse 10 42,034
7 Bronx 9 55,908
8 Flushing 6 2,960
9 Schenectady 6 9,126
10 Monsey 5 987
11 Hempstead 5 11,425
12 Utica 5 14,271
13 Staten Island 5 16,606
14 Poughkeepsie 5 18,796
15 Long Island City 5 21,692
16 Troy 5 21,822
17 Liverpool 4 1,153
18 White Plains 4 1,246
19 Elmira 4 1,923
20 Binghamton 4 6,096

Largest New York Cities and Towns

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Cazenovia 7,053
DeRuyter 1,610
Hamilton 6,612
Madison 2,979
Brighton 36,929
Chili 28,738
Greece 96,674
Henrietta 43,453
Irondequoit 51,337
Pittsford 29,608
Webster 43,750
Canajoharie 3,661
Florida 2,705
Mohawk 3,794
St. Johnsville 2,576
Hempstead 767,916
Oyster Bay 296,876
Lewiston 16,072
Newfane 9,511
Wilson 5,929

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.


Total Population 19,673,174
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,064,986
Age of the Population 38.1


% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.2%
Median Earnings25+ $40,524
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,205
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,084


Median Family Income $71,913
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation 27.8%


People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,132
Median House Value $283,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.2%
Irish 12.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Castle Clinton (Monument/Memorial)
1 Bowling Green
New York, New York 10004

Eleanor Roosevelt (Historic Site)
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538

Ellis Island (Monument/Memorial)
Statue of Liberty National Monument
New York, New York 10004

Erie Canalway (Seashore)
Erie Canalway (U.S.Postal Service))
Waterford, New York 12188
518-237-8643 ext 3272

Federal Hall (Monument/Memorial)
26 Wall Street
New York, New York 10005

Fire Island (Seashore)
Fire Island National Seashore
Patchogue, New York 11772

Fort Stanwix (Monument/Memorial)
112 East Park Street
Rome, New York 13440

Gateway (Recreation Area)
Public Affairs Office
Staten Island, New York 10305

General Grant (Monument/Memorial)
Riverside Drive and 122nd St.
New York, New York 10027

Governors Island (Monument/Memorial)
Governors Island National Monument
New York, New York 10004-1900

Hamilton Grange (Monument/Memorial)
287 Convent Avenue
New York, New York 10005

Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt (Historic Site)
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538

Lower East Side Tenement Museum (Historic Site)
90 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002

Manhattan Sites (Park)
26 Wall Street
New York, New York 10005

Martin Van Buren (Historic Site)
1013 Old Post Road
Kinderhook, New York 12106

National Parks of New York Harbor (Park)
Maria Burks, Commissioner
Staten Island, New York 10305

Sagamore Hill (Historic Site)
20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, New York 11771-1809

Saint Paul's Church (Historic Site)
897 South Columbus Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York 10550

Saratoga (Historic Site)
648 Rt. 32
Stillwater, New York 12170
518-664-9821 ext 224

Statue Of Liberty (Monument/Memorial)
Statue of Liberty National Monument
New York, New York 10004

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace (Historic Site)
28 East 20th Street
New York, New York 10003

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural (Historic Site)
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS
Buffalo, New York 14202

Vanderbilt Mansion (Historic Site)
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538

Women's Rights (Historic Site)
136 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, New York 13148

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