This is a list of cities in New York. There are a total of 1,611 towns and cities in the state, with the 10 largest by population being New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady and Utica. The ten oldest cities are New York, Albany, Hudson, Schenectady, Troy, Amsterdam, Buffalo, Utica, Rochester and Syracuse. Below is an alphabetical list of all the cities and towns in New York.
The city of New York is located in eastern New York State, where the Hudson and Mohawk rivers meet. This densely populated city is second only to New York City and has a residential side in the north and a dense urban area in the south. Recently, Rochester fell one place among New York cities by population, with about 500 fewer people than Yonkers. Albany is located on the Hudson River, 135 miles north of New York City, and is the center of New York's Capital District with a population of 1.1 million.
Yonkers is located on the Hudson River in Westchester County and is part of central New York State and the New York metropolitan area. Rochester is located in Monroe County in western New York on Lake Ontario and is the second largest among cities in upstate New York. Sometimes called New Rock or New Rock City, New Rochelle is one of the oldest cities in the Northeastern United States. Albany, the state capital, has a population of 98,469 people making it the sixth most populated city in the state.
Syracuse is known for its higher education with Syracuse University and SUNY Upstate Medical University being one of the oldest medical schools in the country. Syracuse ranks fifth among large New York cities by population and fourth largest city in upstate New York. The iconic Empire State Plaza complex dominates the urban landscape and is home to the tallest building in the state outside of New York City. From bustling metropolises to quaint small towns, New York has something for everyone.
With its rich history and vibrant culture, it's no wonder why so many people choose to call this state home.